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22 Sep 2008 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 22 Sep 2008
  • Label: Squirrel Records
  • Copyright: 2008 Squirrel Records
  • Total Length: 1:19:40
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  • ASIN: B001IJSSS8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 221,001 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Harry O'Carpus on 13 Aug 2008
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The Manhattan Love Suicides certainly wear their influences on their sleeves. The screeching noise of the early Jesus and Mary Chain has found a new home in Leeds, with slightly off-key girl vocals that Mo Tucker would be proud of. They're the Raveonettes' seedy cousins, the Ramones' love children, The Primitives' spiritual heirs.

Just like the Raveonettes, the MLS understand and love their influences so well that it really doesn't matter that ultimately their music is a pretty derivative affair. They'll be tagged as C86 revivalists, but their music is delivered with a fierce passion and raw power that a whole lorryload of Field Mice couldn't manage.

It's hard to mention highlights as there's so much to enjoy here, which is unusual for what is essentially a rag-bag collection of singles, b-sides and session tracks. The most marvellously shameless-yet-charming bit of "borrowing" is on display in "Keep It Coming" which is really a cover of the JAMC's "Some Candy Talking" by another name - and even has the same pounding drum beat in the chorus!

Do yourself a favour - bin any records you own by any of the current wave of earnest young men who make music to wet the bed to, and buy this. Then buy their self-titled debut album. Turn the volume up and let the screaming feedback purify your ears. Rock'n'roll is alive and well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dave Cromwell on 7 Sep 2008
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The Manhattan Love Suicides have released an epic 27 song compilation that contains every significant song they've released so far - and then some. In addition to their amazing singles, there are a number of radio station performances that were recorded live and on the fly - as well as additional bonus previously unreleased tracks. What follows here is a complete track-by-track analysis of each song.

The collection opens with a new, previously unreleased "exclusive track" titled "Jonny Boy", and it is a stomping good time. With guitars that sound like the spirit of Johnny Ramone is flowing through them, the initial progression and rhythm makes me think of that 50's song "Bristol Stomp". You know, the one that goes "all the kids in Bristol are sharp as a pistol - when they do the Bristol stomp" Great, simple drumbeat with sweet tambourine on the snare shot. "Now I know he's my fallen angel" lead vocalist Caroline sings. She goes on to tell the story of how "people stop and stare" but that she "doesn't care" - and I have to state right here and right now that I love Caroline's accent. Its Northern England, Leeds area - and its absolutely delightful to me. The time/tempo doubles on the chorus where Caroline sings that she "loves him so" and that he's here "pride and joy" and is, in fact, her "Jonny Boy" - do, do. it's a very cool homage to the classic Shang-ri-La's style 50's teen-love song. But - modernized and run through the Ramones filter. In other words - awesome.
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By Mulwharchar TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 28 July 2009
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One of life's few certainties is that in each new generation somebody, somewhere unlikely (Copenhagen, Leeds, Cumbernauld ?) will want to be The Velvet Underground, or at least The Jesus & Mary Chain trying to be The Velvet Underground. The Manhattan Love Suicides are the latest pretenders to the throne, and whilst they have the fey/fuzz routine nailed down, they suffer from the usual indie curse: lo-fi, lacklustre production. Just as The Jesus & Mary Chain really took off on their second LP when they realised they were just The Beach Boys with feedback, and The Raveonettes blatantly always wanted to be The Ronettes (and achieved it on 'Pretty in Black'), so The Manhattan Love Suicides would really benefit from a big, booming 'Wall of Sound' production behind them. If only they'd parole Phil Spector...

PS If you're wondering why 'Jonny Boy' sounds naggingly familiar, it's a rip-off of the The Girlfriends' 1963 hit 'He's My One & Only Jimmy Boy'.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Evans on 13 Oct 2009
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...less than a year after I'd got into them. Made me stick my head in the speakers like it was the 1980s again.
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A Must Have Album 7 Sep 2008
By Dave Cromwell - Published on Amazon.com
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The Manhattan Love Suicides have released an epic 27 song compilation that contains every significant song they've released so far - and then some. In addition to their amazing singles, there are a number of radio station performances that were recorded live and on the fly - as well as additional bonus previously unreleased tracks. What follows here is a complete track-by-track analysis of each song.

The collection opens with a new, previously unreleased "exclusive track" titled "Jonny Boy", and it is a stomping good time. With guitars that sound like the spirit of Johnny Ramone is flowing through them, the initial progression and rhythm makes me think of that 50's song "Bristol Stomp". You know, the one that goes "all the kids in Bristol are sharp as a pistol - when they do the Bristol stomp" Great, simple drumbeat with sweet tambourine on the snare shot. "Now I know he's my fallen angel" lead vocalist Caroline sings. She goes on to tell the story of how "people stop and stare" but that she "doesn't care" - and I have to state right here and right now that I love Caroline's accent. Its Northern England, Leeds area - and its absolutely delightful to me. The time/tempo doubles on the chorus where Caroline sings that she "loves him so" and that he's here "pride and joy" and is, in fact, her "Jonny Boy" - do, do. it's a very cool homage to the classic Shang-ri-La's style 50's teen-love song. But - modernized and run through the Ramones filter. In other words - awesome.

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A really strong compilation from a formidable group 27 Sep 2012
By alex bushman - Published on Amazon.com
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Some bands impose certain restriction because it's fashionable, and others because they don't want to stretch themselves too thin. Here, the band seems very talented and they limited themselves because it's fashionable. That being said, a lot of bands attempted this very sound because they weren't talented and it shows. Because this band is good, it makes this compilation a formidable black widow spider web to get caught in and die. Appropriate considering the band name. I wonder if the members went on to do anything else. Fun, reverb laden rock music in the 60's vein.
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