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Bombshell

27 Oct. 2010 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 10 Sept. 2007
  • Release Date: 27 Oct. 2010
  • Label: 679 Recordings
  • Copyright: 2007 679 Recordings Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 51:35
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  • ASIN: B001LO951O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,169 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By C. Taylor on 19 Sept. 2007
Format: Audio CD
This is the new album from the Potentate of The East Nuek musical community that is the Fence Collective. King Creosote (AKA Kenny Anderson, an alumni of the Skuobhie Dubh Orchestra) has been ploughing his own musical furrow on the East Coast of Scotland for over a decade.

Since setting up the Fence Collective in the mid 90's he, and a like-minded group of musicians including James Yorkston and Lone Pigeon to name but a few, have created a smorgasbord of quirky, tasty lo-fi classics. The last few albums (and there have been over 30 in the last 10 years!) from KC have been nudging their way towards the mainstream since he signed to Domino/679/Warners.

Some will bemoan the move towards a larger audience I, for one, couldn't disagree more. The hallmark of KC's genius has always been the songs, lo-fi production or not, and as such this collection does not disappoint. There's a sharp turn-of-phrase and genuine wit to all the tracks on this album and the voice, oh the voice. A more melancholy, poignant voice you're not likely to hear anytime soon.

There are some sublime tracks on the album such as Home In A Sentence, Cowardly Custard, Admiral and Nooks. Nooks especially will put you in a wistfully romantic frame of mind. The other tracks that stand out are those such as You've No Clue Do You which epitomizes the much more slick production of this release. I don't find this as huge a departure from his previous ouvre as some, if you've ever seen KC live you'll know he can wig out with the best!

I'd say this a must buy, a superb Hors D'Oeuvre for the veritable feast that is King Creosote's back catalogue!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. Stubbs on 25 Nov. 2008
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album when it came out and saw King Creosote play live twice to promote it (once with Squeeze and once in a very intimate venue in Norwich where Kenny came over and had a chat with us).

I don't write many reviews but I'm sitting here listening to the album (for probably the hundredth time) whilst I mark year 8 homework in my classroom and I felt compelled to tell everyone how absolutely fantastic this album is from start to finish.

There's simply not a poor track here - just 13 beautifully written, melodic and at times rather humourous poetic gems.

One of my favourite albums of all time - if you ever get the chance to listen to him just give it a go, you might actually love it as much as I do...
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jago Wells VINE VOICE on 14 Sept. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Wor Kenny, the hirsute Anstruther minstrel has only gone and knocked out a damn fine album which could well see him break through the barriers which separate cult artists from the mainstream. As King Creosote, Kenny Anderson has headed the legendary 'Fence Collective' based on the East Neuk of Fife on Scotland's rugged east coast. Ironically one of Kc's former compadres in the collective, KT Tunstall finds herself at the top of the album charts as I write.
For those unfamiliar with Kc's music and who might be expecting 'finger in yer ear folk' will be in for a shock. KC has produced a melodic folk rock album with tracks like the single 'You've no clue do you' positively Beatle-esque in it's tempo and beguiling melody.
Remarkably,unlike previous KC albums which were qualitative products generally but usually with the odd duff track 'Bombshell' does the run without offering any so-so tracks whatsoever...they're all excellent !
Interestingly, the destined to be cult film 'Hallam Foe' set in Edinburgh and which I saw recently saw in Edinburgh,uses a KC track and that of another 'Fence Collective' member, the equally impressive James Yorkston. This should open up even more doors for the East Neukers.
Unlike previous homespun KC efforts. 'Bombshell' oozes sharp professionalism in its production. Not for Kenny the cut and shunt approach. Producing albums on an ancient tape machine in his Anstruther front room ! What next,Bono in the production studio in LA !
I shouldn't think so for Kenny has shown a tenacious loyalty to his roots and his music has benefited enormously from this approach.
Perhaps it's the sea air !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark McColl on 6 May 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is in my opinion, King Creosote's finest album. Part of KC's appeal has always been the lo-fi production of his earlier material - inexpensive, but imaginitively realised collections of songs of varying styles but consistant high quality. This however, is a quite highly polished, more "commercial" approach which works wonders. With John Hopkins at the helm, the songs are given a very full, often ethereal sound. The quirkiness, the humour, the spine tingling voice are all present but Bombshell also offers the listener something more. The song writing has developed considerably and fits the high production levels like a glove. And unlike some of his other efforts there are no duds here to speak of. Buy it!
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Format: Audio CD
It has been some time since I bought an album and couldn't stop listening to it but Bombshell is amazing. King Creosote hails from Fife and sings in a wonderful earthy Scottish accent. It's nice to hear an accent! I find it hard to place in a genre but I suppose folk/rock about covers it.

The album is like reading a book and I get the same sad feeling as when I get to the last page of a novel I've gotten really into.

I had bought K.C. Rules Ok in 2006 and was spellbound straight away. So I was eagerly awaiting this album.

"You've No Clue Do You" is catchy and a little ashamed to say it took a couple of listens to get all the Cluedo bits!

Other amazing tunes are "Nooks", "Admiral" and "Cowardly Custard".

I really can't recommend this enough and I can't say that too often. But I warn you now that it'll never make it to the cd rack as it will always been on!
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