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Noisettes Audio CD
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With Noisettes, it’s always best to expect the unexpected. Two years on from a debut album awash with punk spirit and scorching blues-rock, the London trio return with Wild Young Hearts, a set of sleek pop songs steeped in soul, dizzy on disco and harking back to the days of blues and jazz greats.
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  • Audio CD (27 Aug 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mono-ra-rama
  • ASIN: B008M4HJVE
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,551 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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BBC Review

The butterfly is out of her cocoon... London’s most unconventional and unforgettable duo, Noisettes aka Dan Smith and Shingai Shoniwa are back and at their best with their third studio album, ‘Contact’.

With a career that has stretched over seven incredible years, their fizzy, witty mixture of all kinds of pop, given their own exotic twist, has brought them well known chart smashes like ‘Never Forget You’ and ‘Don’t Upset the Rhythm’, while their unique command of the stage has made them festival icons from Glastonbury to V Festival. Two years on, Noisettes rise to the occasion, making their long-awaited return with an album that feels nothing short of an epic ‘Winner’.

With the world at their feet and finally ‘Free’ to dance to the beat of their own song, ready to embark on a new musical era, the dynamic duo set-off to America, ‘Travelling Light’ (written in Simon & Garfunkel’s studio with August Rigo, whose written for everyone from Justin Bieber to Musiq Soulchild), leaving their friends, family and any distractions behind to start work on the album.

‘Contact’ marks the magnificent return of Noisettes, and boy have they been missed. The album is an eclectic mix of everything that the world loves about this duo; intoxicating, emotionally evoking, with a hint of uplifting, funky beats that will have you shining like the morning sun. There’s the rootsy pop-soul stomper and lead single from the album ‘That Girl’, the mysterious ‘Final Call’ (complete with a guest appearance by Deborah Evans-Strickland, the icy vocalist from the Flying Lizards’ hit ‘Money’), and the simple but potent ‘Rag Top Car’, which they recorded, as a spontaneous singalong with a strummed mandolin accompaniment. A song that in essence, sets the tone for the album. Written for each other, the song talks about their journey...two souls together.

‘Contact’ for us, is like a film from beginning to end, musically, lyrically, emotionally.” says Shingai. “The album starts with a big thirty piece orchestra and ends with just Dan and I singing and just the cackling of the wood and the flames of the fire for accompaniment.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The magic is fading - the rhythm has been upset 10 Oct 2012
By Barmee
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Anyone buying this album on the strength of what has gone before will be left a bit deflated.
Songs like 'Wild Young Hearts', 'Don't Upset the Rhythm' and 'Don't Give up' are simply not here.

The whole thing feels a bit, well, safe. There is nothing here to give Shingai Shoniwa's amazing voice a real test of its talents. The songs all feel like the sort of thing that 6th form students might write - pleasant but unchallenging.

There is no doubt as to the musical skills of this band ... but the evidence is not there on this album. Lots of other bands are doing this sort of thing much better.
If you are new to the Noisettes try their earlier albums before this one for a taste of what the band CAN (could?) do - those who already know the band could do worse than to try The Bellrays ('Meet the Bellrays' or most recent outing 'Black Lightning') for the sort of thrills a good voice can bring.

Here's hoping that The Noisettes rediscover their mojo soon - or at least that Shingai gets a guest vocal slot with someone like the Black Keys!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A FEEL GOOD ALBUM! 27 Aug 2012
Format:Audio CD
If you liked their last album 'Wild Young Hearts' it is likely you will like this album too. A brand new mix of tracks of different styles like on their last album, including Orchestral Soundtrack, Soul, Funk and Pop with Shingai Shoniwa' fantastic vocals.

The album opens like a movie soundtrack. Love it!
'I Want You Back' is a real 'get up and dance' number. Sounds like it's from the 80's.
Final Call' and 'Winner' are pure pop numbers. If you like pop then these songs are for you! Not the strongest tracks on the album though.
'Let The Music Play' is a feel good funk/soul number.
'Travelling Light' takes the tempo down a notch or two. A slow soul number with a marching rhythm.
'That Girl' is one of the strongest on the album with a rocking beat. Sounds like it was produced in the 50's/60's. A great soul number.
'Ragtop Car' is an acoustic pop feel good summer song.
'Never Enough' is a big anthem style song that sounds like something from the 90's and something like Annie Lennox would sing.
'Love Power' is a pure pop number with a strong beat.
'Free' is a soul/funk number'
'Star' is another of the strongest tracks on the album. Sounds like something produced in the 50's/60's.
'Contact' is a great slow soulful orchestral track closing one feel good album. Sounds like a movie soundtrack.
Out of the bonus tracks, 'Mesmerise' is the best out of the three. An uplifting soulful feel good track.
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5.0 out of 5 stars noisettes 15 Nov 2013
By tree
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this has become one of my all time favourite feel good albums, i just love it, every single track .. catchy tunes makes me want to dance dance dance.i had never heard of this band before, but now ive got 3 of their albums and love them all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Consequent 23 Sep 2013
By Stephan
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This new album is a logical continuation if the other two albums. It's very much pop with not leaving out other influences paired with the great singer's voice. Love it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD 16 Aug 2013
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Fantastic CD, gets played a lot.

Real feel good music to dance around to. Would by material from same artists again.

Love it.

Hubby loves it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not loving it as much as Wild Young Hearts 30 Nov 2012
By SJ
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But then I haven't listened to it loads and loads yet!!
Still love Shingai's voice and good to hear it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 9 Nov 2012
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Absolutely love this album. It's very funky. If you loved wild young hearts you will love this one. Can't stop playing it.
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