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Grey Oceans

3 May 2010 | Format: MP3

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Popularity  
1
4:42
2
4:49
3
3:10
4
3:53
5
4:34
6
4:40
7
3:52
8
5:15
9
4:27
10
4:22
11
3:27

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 3 May 2010
  • Label: PIAS France
  • Copyright: 2010 CocoRosie Productions LLC. Released by [PIAS] Recordings under exclusive license
  • Total Length: 47:11
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  • ASIN: B003GLA2F8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,137 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By sk8rchunkymunky on 4 Mar 2012
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Grey Oceans is something very different. BBC Radio 6 introduced me, which I'm grateful for. The vocals are so special as if little pixies drifted down to Earth. They've produced music that not only do you hear, but you travel with and get taken to another world.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Gannon TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 27 May 2010
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CocoRosie have more than a little Marmite to them. Those than love them do so for the same reasons as those that hate them. Freak-folk isn't for everyone, and it is fair to say that sisters Bianca "Coco" and Sierra "Rosie" Casady are sometimes freakier than most (see the artwork). It's interesting then that Grey Oceans presents itself as a crossroads in the relationship with their audience.

Combining electronic beats, decidedly operatic vocals and skittish asides under a banner of freak-folk was always going to polarise the public. The girls' catalogue prior to Grey Oceans comprises three albums. Each has dizzying experimental highs, and each has borderline annoying quirks and dalliances. The latter often bubbles down to focus on the childlike singing, which can grate, but always comes with some degree of temperance in the form of fluttery folk and/or scale-straddling soprano and beats.

On Grey Oceans, this childish chatter is kept to a minimum - only the 30 second intro to "Hopscotch" falls into this divisive camp. As a result, the sisters latest offering seems instantly more mature, and less pretentious as a result. Safe, folkish offerings such as the title track and "The Moon Asked The Crow" may not be for everyone, but further support this argument, but not just that of a maturing, also that of a mellowing.

Nevertheless, the sum of their efforts is still rather beguiling. With a mild ethnic flavour to proceedings that echoes the recent work of Taken By Trees, the Grey Oceans patchwork is more colourful than its name suggests. There is a skilled balance to the laser synths and delicate piano that decorate the opener "Trinity's Crying". A hazy and traditional oriental influence plays out over the strings and percussive tablas of follow up "Smokey Taboo".
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By np23 on 28 July 2013
Format: Audio CD
Somewhere between Joanna Newsom & Danielle Dax....but not as good as either. Buy something by Kings of Comedy or The Long Dead Sevens , instead & get an authentic experience
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By C. MCCLELLAND on 5 Dec 2010
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CocoRosie are probably the strangest thing I listen to. Many people find their music pretentious and over the top, and I definitely disagree. Many people compare them to Bjork, and accuse them of trying to be like her; I strongly disagree with that too.

I really want to say that I love their music, not because it's "weird", and not because it's obscure. I love a lot of "weird" music, and have often been accused of "trying to be weird, and/or different". Most people (those who only listen to "Top 40" music, or music that sounds like it could be in the Top 40) think that people like me listen to this music because we want to be weird, and that listening to this music helps us fulfill our "weird" persona. I have often been asked why I like such "weird" music. To be honest, I don't know how to answer that question! Maybe I just am "weird", and that's why I like it. I cannot stomach most of the absolute trash that is played on the radio. I don't hate this music just because it's popular (I'm a big fan of many commercially succesful artists), I hate it because it lacks character, sincerity, and most of it seems to be about "pumping the club" and drinking.

Back to the Bjork comparisons; the only similarities between Bjork and CocoRosie are that they are both female, and are both very strange. Sadly, I think people tend to label many unique, or "strange" female artists as "trying to be like Bjork", which only shows that they haven't really allowed themselves to actually LISTEN to the music (there is a big difference between hearing and listening). I am a huge fan of Bjork and CocoRosie. I have all of their albums, and know their music very very well. I actually prefer CocoRosie!
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Matteusz on 17 May 2010
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The more I listen to this the better it gets. I suppose some people will say that this is similar to Bjork but to be honest she never did anything for me. But this album, I love. Weird, quirky, gorgeous.
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