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  • Audio CD (13 Feb. 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: 4AD
  • ASIN: B000BB18J0
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 200,626 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Baby Dave on 29 Dec. 2006
Format: Audio CD
Despite being signed to a prestigious record label, Celebration have had virtually no promotion whatsoever and hardly anyone knows about them. It's a shame, because this is a thrilling debut album whose freshness stands out like a beacon in a music industry preoccupied with trends, scenes and fashions.

A female-fronted three-piece with no bassist, comparisons to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are inevitable, but Celebration are a completely different kettle of fish. With the Hammond organ as the main instrument, Celebration's songs have an air of twisted, seedy cabaret about them, coupled with a jagged edge which makes the songs seem both alluring and threatening.

Each bandmember is a virtuoso. David Bergander simply doesn't think like other drummers do. Sean Antanaitis switches seamlessly between guitar and organ, often mid-song. Katrina Ford is a vocalist of considerable prowess and confidence. She sounds like a drunken, disturbed Shirley Bassey. Her menacing voice is complimented perfectly by frequent lyrical images of wild animals, predators and prey.

Celebration are a band to be passionate about. Their debut album is riveting. I've owned this for six months and it's not been out of my CD player, I have no idea what the CD looks like. If you're bored of being force fed the same old indie-disco post-punk franz-ferdinand type bands, then buy this album and breathe a sigh of relief.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. S. Hall on 27 July 2006
Format: Audio CD
Highly reccomended album, reminds me of the good old 4AD days.

Its all a bit Siouxsie banshee-esque wailings meets The Doors on crack. Very emotive; swirling rhythmic organs, pounding drum breaks and euphoric in its musical troughs and peaks, and exceedingly catchy to boot! The songs just bury themselves in yer brain and make ya wanna kick out and wail along with them...

Overlistened to it at first then put it down for a while, come back to it again and i'm again hooked, which made me bother to write this review as i usually so can't be arsed no matter how good something is ;)

Standout tracks? all of them will at some point etch themselves into a concentrated loop that eternally repeats in your mind, proving far more entertaining than whatever you're supposed to be doing at the time. If i have to pick three though, it'd be Holiday, War and China but i'll probably change my mind tomorrow.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Dance Under The Moonlight 11 Jan. 2007
By Whorehey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Previous incantations from Sean Antanaitis and Katrina Ford led me down a long dark road. Whether it was the vibrant dissonance of Jaks or the wonderfully sculpted darkness of Love Life, the pair have never fallen short of amazing. It was no vex for me to hear another outfit put together very well. Celebration should be applauded for such a beautiful record, start to finish.

Many contemporaries seem to wallow in their gloom where it almost feels like a chore to listen after a few songs. Katrina and company manage to show many different colours in the spectrum of anguish, despair, or the plain ol' blues. The record hits you right in the soul.

Antanaitis's organ play leaves one yearning for a trip some far off exotic island. And his signature guitar tone is top notch. Ford's voice has evolved greatly since Love Life, also. One doesn't get the beastly bellowing as much but rather a more refined femininity in turn making the music brighter. And the return of Dave Bergander (Love Life) rounding out the trio plays alongside the other 2 steady and strong.

All in all, Celebration is perfect for the exhausted music enthusiast or anyone coming into the fold without prior knowledge of Siouxsie & The Banshees or The Birthday Party. Go out and pick this baby up.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
It's growing on me.... 25 Nov. 2005
By skytwo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
You aren't going to hear a TV On the Radio sound here, in spite of the contributions from TOTR members. Instead, Celebration's sound is reminiscent of 80's goth, a la 4AD's bands of the era, with deep, strong vocals reminiscent of Siouxsie Sioux at her most cabaret-esque intense.

Combine that with a hint of Pram's 'nightmare circus' sound of organ and theremin, and some pleasantly unusual genre-bending, like the moody sea chantey Good Ship (which could be the official song of the Flying Dutchman) and the bluesy lullaby (a la early creeped-out Pixies tracks) Diamonds. Then there are some pretty straightforward distortion-rock tunes, like New Skin.

All told, a pleasant batch of influences that result in an album that feels both comfortable and new. Four stars for fans of the aforementioned groups. I'll be looking forward to a follow-up. And it's nice to hear a female singer who isn't afraid to use her lungpower-- I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for a Boston concert date....
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Stellar 4 Jun. 2006
By intranzit - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I find it hard to believe that anyone would give this album a poor rating. Perhaps I am biased, having seen them live. My husband and I discovered Celebration purely by chance, while in Portland for a weekend getaway. We were browsing the Mercury looking for shows to check out, and the ad for Celebration was so intriguing we had to go. Katrina Ford's vocals are so unlike anything we'd ever heard, we couldn't help but be drawn into her performance. She owned the stage, putting the headlining band to shame when they tried to follow her performance. We bought this cd the instant it became available, and love it beginning to end.

I recommend it with headphones for the fully immersive experience.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Siouxsie on acid singing through a fun house 26 May 2006
By Marc - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I went to see a band called "TV On The Radio" and immeadiately discarded them after hearing Celebration as the opening act.

I loved the show and I loved the album. Sorta brings back memories of my Siouxsie and the Banshees days.

The lyrics are difficult to understand, but the vocals are wonderfully poignant. The music is an up and down roller coaster through a fun house.

very refreshing, very eccentric. very well done.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Do they sound like the Pixies? 5 May 2006
By Heather A. Hax - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
No. So why are people so hell-bent that they sound like TV on the Radio? Yes, one can compare them to a number of bands, but when is that not the case? The difference is, Celebration has created an entity out their music. It's a living thing and when experienced live, almost soul-crushing in its ability to draw you in. The album is especially good when heard on headphones. Highly highly recommended.
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