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Bomb in a Birdcage [CD]

A Fine Frenzy Audio CD
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PINES, Alison Sudol's third full-length as A Fine Frenzy (release date: October 9, 2012), is a fable about a pining tree who is given the unheard-of chance (for a conifer) to make a life of her own choosing. Drawing inspiration from the redwood forests and dramatic landscapes of Northern California and Washington's Cascade Mountains, the thirteen new original songs survey a sonic ... Read more in Amazon's A Fine Frenzy Store

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  • Audio CD (3 May 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0029LHW4K
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,685 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. What I Wouldn't Do
2. New Heights
3. Electric Twist
4. Blow Away
5. Happier
6. Swan Song
7. Elements
8. The World Without
9. Bird of the Summer
10. Stood Up
11. The Beacon

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Fronted by 24 year old California based Alison Sudol, the outfit who performs under the Shakespearean pseudonym A Fine Frenzy, was first introduced to the world with the 2007 Gold selling album One Cell In The Sea. The project established Sudol as one of the most talented young female singer songwriters around.

With Bomb In A Birdcage Sudol has successfully managed to sidestep the sophomore slump. Retaining the tuneful charm and whimsical language of the debut, Bomb In A Birdcage delivers additional colour and texture with louder guitars and suggests Sudol has distinctly more fire in her belly. With her passion for the English classics of Dickens, Hardy and Jane Austin, Sudol brings a literate flourish to her songs.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Heights... 28 Aug 2009
Format:Audio CD
The debut album by A Fine Frenzy, 'One Cell in the Sea', has over the past year or two been gathering an increasingly strong fan base for Alison Sudol and her band. It was an album of poetic, sometimes haunting songs; and the first single from that album, 'Almost Lover', propelled her to stardom, with particular success in continental Europe as well as her native America. For those who might have been expecting her new album to continue in the same style, 'Bomb in a Birdcage', may come as a surprise.

The album cover may contain a hint: gone is the perhaps slightly fragile and shy look of Sudol on 'One Cell in the Sea', and in comes a sassy, in-your-face image of the artist as a determined, daring woman. However, lest I am worrying fans of her debut album, there are some overlaps and similarities in the music. Alison Sudol the poet is still very much there, and the lyrics of the new tracks continue to use beautiful and memorable imagery and expressions. Also, there are some songs that pick up from her earlier style, perhaps in particular 'Happier', 'Bird of Summer' and 'Swan Song'; the latter is an extraordinarily beautiful expression of loss and regret, and one of my favourite tracks. Perhaps the first single from the album, 'Blow Away', is something of a bridge between the old and the new A Fine Frenzy, with powerful melody but also a punchy beat. This song also shows off her strong vocal range, as she manages to deliver a part rock anthem and part operatic aria in a song that unites these styles quite easily and very successfully.

And then there are other songs where Sudol makes use of various styles that have informed her music, including jazz, rock and even country.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Finest Kind Of Frenzy 30 Aug 2009
Format:Audio CD
It's hard to keep up sometimes with so much good new music in the world.
I am indebted to Marvin Mole for introducing me to this truly splendid album.

A Fine Frenzy is Alison Sudol and this is her second album; the first,
'One Cell In The Sea', was released in 2007 and also deserves attention.

Ms Sudol is a quirky songwriter. Her material is melodically very strong.
She sings with power, conviction and idiosyncratic good humour.

Things kick off in sunny style with the infectious 'What I Wouldn't Do'.
Finger-picking guitar, hand-clapping, whistling - it's all in there
chugging along and creating an irresistible party mood.

Many of the songs are really lovely. 'Happier' is a bitter-sweet little
piece of perfection. So too 'New Heights', a richly layered composition
with one of the finest vocal performances on the album.

'Electric Twist' stomps along beautifully with its delicious bass-line
pushed well forward in the mix just where it belongs.

'Blown Away' is a raucous piece of magic. The killer chorus blew me away !

'Bird Of Summer' is a beguilingly simple construction shot through
with mercurial flute, luminous piano and driving percussion.

'The Beacon' again demonstrates what a terrific singer Ms Studol is.
The voice is rich and sure and very exposed in a marvelously warm
arrangement for piano and brass. Stunning.

'Swan Song', however, is the album's heart and soul. Simply sublime.

Thankyou once again Mr Mole. 'Bomb In A Birdcage' is yet
one more musical experience to add to the list of the
very best that we are likely to hear this year.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Different, quirky and fun. 2 May 2010
By S. Duca
Format:Audio CD
I loved The first album 'One Cell In The Sea' and was a little worried that Alison Sudol might not manage to live up to my expectations with the second album. Should have known better and trusted her boundless talents, love this one just as much, it is different, quirky and fun, and I really look forward to seeing her live as the support for Owl City (not sure if we will stay through his set though...) at Sheperds Bush next Sunday, 9th May 2010.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album with a lot of variety 24 April 2010
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Just got hold of this album today and really impressed.

A Fine Frenzy's first album "One cell in the Sea" is a great album with a very soft and gentle sort of feel to the music and lyrics and certain song on that album almost felt like they wanted to lift off but never quite managed - "Bomb in a Birdcage" on the other hand is packed with energy and really pushes A Fine Frenzy's sound a lot further without losing the contemplative melodies and lyrics which made the first album so good.

There are some very catchy tunes on this album and a couple of quite unexpected styles of music. Songs like 'Electric Twist' and 'Blow Away' are really upbeat, fun and radio friendly and really showcase how versatile Alison Sudol and her band can really be. A particular stand out track for me was 'Stood Up' which is a heavily guitar driven indie sounding track which reminds me of Kings of Leon.

If you weren't too sure about 'One Cell in the Sea' then this entire album is much stronger, and if you loved One cell in the Sea you'll probably love this album too. Well worth the purchase.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars my fav. album by Alison 7 May 2010
By Iriska
Format:Audio CD
I got introduced to A Fine Frenzy when I heard "What I wouldn't do" on somebody's engagement video and I got so intrigued by the folk melody and 'oh-this-is-exactly-what-happened-to-me' lyrics, that I googled some of the words from the song and so it began...
The "Elements" is one of the most powerful songs I've ever heard! Besides that, I really like "The Beacon", "The World Without" and "Electric twist". And what's interesting- those songs are so different from each other! So, you just never get bored with it.

Listen to the songs (maybe on youtube) and make your own decision about buying this album. But I hope you'll like it as much as I do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Level
A Fine Frenzy is the project name of 29 year old, Californian based, Alt/Pop singer/songwriter, Alison Sudol. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Eamonn MacNeill
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
I'm late to this album, as I probably am to most things. What beautiful piece of work. I simply cannot understand why Alison Sudol isn't much better known. Read more
Published 5 months ago by pv
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant album
This album is absolutely brilliant. What a wonderful voice Alison Sudol has! Listened to Bomb in a Birdcage because I heard one of the songs on 'The Lucky One' movie. Read more
Published 6 months ago by A M Hughes
4.0 out of 5 stars It grows on you
I was a big fan of the first album by A Fine Frenzy although I'll confess even that took a few plays to be fully appreciated. Read more
Published 8 months ago by astockwelluk
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome!!!!
i have to say,of all the years i've been listening to all brands of music, this young lady as numerous amount of talent,keep it going !!! Read more
Published 16 months ago by galloping male
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Can an album be mellow and upbeat at the same time? This one does it. I loved One Cell In The Sea which was very mellow and I think I expected more of the same in this album, but... Read more
Published on 1 Sep 2011 by Clairo
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok...
Unlike the other reviewers here I was not overly impressed with this second effort from A Fine Frenzy. On first listen I hated it, absolutely hated it. Read more
Published on 6 Sep 2010 by A. C. Parsons
5.0 out of 5 stars bomb
this album shows how much improvement can be made in two years, well done alison !!
Published on 13 Aug 2010 by fall341
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent and cheery album
despite the monochrome cover and weird title (which makes sense when you hear the song), this is a colourful and cheery album with some stunning melodies and arrangements. Read more
Published on 1 Nov 2009 by Paul Woodstone
5.0 out of 5 stars This will definitely not be her swan song
Having loved the debut album by A Fine Frenzy, I was eager to get my hands on the next offering. And, although BOMB IN A BIRDCAGE is different to ONE CELL IN THE SEA, what has... Read more
Published on 4 Oct 2009 by Brida
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