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Box of Secrets [CD]

Blood Red Shoes Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (14 April 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Mercury Records Ltd (London)
  • ASIN: B0013F2LOY
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,183 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Doesn't Matter Much 3:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. You Bring Me Down 3:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Try Harder 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Say Something, Say Anything 3:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I Wish I Was Someone Better 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Take The Weight 4:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Adhd 3:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. This Is Not For You 4:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. It's Getting Boring By The Sea 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Forgive Nothing 3:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Hope You're Holding Up 5:11£0.99  Buy MP3 

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Keep it simple stupid...oh and thrilling too! 5 May 2009
Format:Audio CD
Blood Red Shoes are a true reminder of the power of simplicity. One guitarist/singer, one drummer/singer, no bass or synths or unnecessary filling. Such a direct and minimal approach does demand effective performances and these come in glorious, sneering melodic chunks from guitarist Laura mary and especially drummer Steven.

This album was a long time coming and the band were probably wise to record fresh and spiced up versions of their popular tracks (established from previous EPs) such as 'It's Getting Boring by the Sea'. There are few duds here and the highlights such as the explosive single 'This is Not For You' and the excellent 'Take the Weight' (with its pass-the-parcel boy to girl vocal) are ideally suited to loud play in the car whizzing along a sunny motorway at the weekend.

Blood Red Shoes are best experienced live for their raw energy and enthusiasm but this debut captures a great deal of that experience.
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By Tom
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'm off to offset this weekend for the sake of 4 bands, 3 of which I have seen and know are amazing live...the other is blood red shoes which I heard one single of and then bought the album on the strength of that..they have a fantastic tight sounds, which I can see could possibly be said is samey, but when you want to hear that sound buzzing in your ears for 40mins its perfect!!! I cant personally say a bad word against this album. I love it!!! Roll on this weekend...for Future of the left, Young Knives, Maccabees and Blood Red Shoes!!! :):)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Incredible but samey 27 April 2008
Format:Audio CD
This album should have come out almost a year ago, but legal issues and foot dragging from the label have delayed, and as a result, it's been basically dumped on the market without any marketing or promotion. As such, it will probably go largely forgotten.

This would be a real shame, though: the Box of Secrets contains some incredible tunes: the songs in the middle in particular are incredible, from the storming "I Wish I Was Someone Better", through the yelping of "Take the Weight" and "ADHD", the American alt-rock inspired "This Is Not For You" and the danceable "It's Getting Boring By the Sea".

Where this album suffers though is at the opening and closing - generic slowies that all blend into each other. If you can get past these, though, Box of Secrets is a very strong début album from an interesting band.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blood Red Snooze? 16 April 2008
Format:Audio CD
I'm the first? Seriously? In a music market dominated by pop rock bands and here today gone tomorrow youth acts, a 26 year old electronic music fan is getting the first review of this? Come on people, this is actually a good band for once! Make an effort!

The last 3 records I bought were:
Trentemoller - The Last Resort (Electronic)
The Village Callers - "Live in 1969" (Funk and Soul)
An opera CD (I forget which one) (Opera)

I don't really know how I happened across this one, the whole of contemporary rock has largely passed me by, so there's probably more out there like this. As far as rock goes I would rate Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's Howl as my favourite rock record of all time, getting a 6 out of 5, as it seems like such accidental genius, and I really love the Duke Spirit, Autolux and a bit of Melt Banana, but thats it really. Rock has become quite throw-away in recent years, but this is rather good. Not that different, just done much better than the rest I have heard.

They're like a photo negative of the White Stripes, what with strumming duties being more than ably applied by their very lovely female lead singer/guitarist and terrific drumming prowess and vocals being supplied by the male half of the duo. Its a lovely wall of sound they make, that sounds suspiciously like the Arctic Monkeys and White Stripes at times, but I forgive them. They really are much better than those bands and should be a big group, if not in number. Their ability to play their instruments to their maximum ability and sound like a 4, even 5 piece band is very impressive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Album 31 May 2008
Format:Audio CD
The only other album I've written a review for is "Favourite Worst Nightmare", that should say it all. This album is amazing.
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