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Hal

HAL
25 April 2005 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 25 April 2005
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • Copyright: 2004 Rough Trade Records Ltd
  • Total Length: 43:22
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B001MW0DS4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 131,908 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By desdemona on 26 May 2005
Format: Audio CD
This album has been almost universally praised by the press with almost blanket 5 and 4 star reviews. A reason to buy it but also a reason to be wary. I have to say it is one of the best pieces of modern pop music I have heard in a long time. It is hard to think of any other band out there making music of such sheer ambition; craft and warmth. Some of the songs are extraordinary: my eyes are sore is like a mini-opera with multi-layered vocals; harps and horns whilst fools by your side and don't come running feel like offcuts from Pet Sounds: yes, they are that good. Their sheer strength of individuality and vision and strength with a melody prevents any of this from descending into pastiche. I really think it's a masterpiece.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By swoodwa on 11 Jun 2005
Format: Audio CD
Forget the recent big releases by Coldplay & Oasis et al, this is where the enjoyment is to be had. Once in a while an album is released that can be listened to from start to end on the first play, whilst leaving a massive smile on your face as well as your heart. This is just one such slab of music, standouts for me..."My Eyes are Sore" beautiful and stirring, when the strings come in right towards the end overlaying the final round of harmonies..fabulous, "Don't Come Running" & "Worry about the Wind" lovely summer 70's era Beach Boys & Big Star driving songs, "Coming Right Over" simply wonderful, what a way to end a fantastic 43 mins of music. With Hal and The Magic Numbers we truly are spoilt! Buy Buy Buy!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 April 2005
Format: Audio CD
I bought this after seeing the band in concert earlier this year. The melodies are excellent and the songs are consistently good - I'll be listening to this album a lot over summer as it has a very sunny disposition! What impresses most about this album is the cohesive playing of the musicians. They have obviously practiced their craft and deserve to do well.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B. A. Woodhouse on 6 May 2005
Format: Audio CD
Time will tell if this album earns a fifth star. For now it feels fresh and summery, contemporary yet pleasantly unfashionable.
My immediate reference would be Grand Drive, but with an uptempo and more indie style. The songs are full of big melodies, the playing is great and the falsetto vocals never feel twee or grating.
Great stuff.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Marley on 28 April 2005
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A fantastic record! Killer tracks are 'What A lovely dance', 'Play the hits', 'Don't come running', 'i sat down' and 'worry about the wind' but they are all awesome. And there's so much variety on the album: from the summery, beach boys/ motown-like 'Play the hits' and the great 'Don't come running' to more mellow-sounding tunes like 'i sat down'. I advise anyone looking for some uplifting and refreshing music to buy this album and u shouldn'tbe disappointed!
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