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Pretty Monster [CD]

Fort Lauderdale Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (20 Oct 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Pias Uk Ltd
  • ASIN: B0000CG41L
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 336,118 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Insane Overdrive
2. Pretty Monster
3. Best Days
4. The Chilling Place
5. As a Boy
6. My Vacant Mind
7. May the Scene Last a Thousand Years
8. Sexy Creature
9. Hello it's Me
10. Out of the Ether
11. Rock 'n' Roll
12. Silent Ways
13. Force of Nature
14. Pretty Monster

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars inspired psychedelia 26 Sep 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
i was sat down with a few friends listening to roxy music's wonderful 'for your pleasure' album recently bemoaning the fact that no musicians seem to have any imagination anymore.
i was wrong. this is wonderful. an unholy amalgam of erik satie, the incredible string band, japan and the beatles (circa the white album) this record shows more verve, skill and imagination in it's first track 'insane overdrive' than the likes of the libertines, oasis et al will show in their whole 'career'.
seriously, if you're looking for something to stretch your inner eye right out buy this album and keep on constant play.
it'd be a crying shame if this album was only heard by those in the know...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Worth the Wait 11 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
Due to poor distribution by the band's label, I waited 5 weeks for my order to arrive (should have used Amazon). The previous album "Time is of the Essence" is one my favourites of the last few years, and expectations were running high. Unfortunately, the new album was not worth the wait; it fails to reach the same high standards although all the trademarks are there. It is a real bag of spanners: every track but two is smeared with lyrics which border on the inane and are delivered weakly. For every good idea there is a lazy cliche and it fails to weave the delicious classical atmospheres of its predecessor. If you were tempted to buy this, try "Essence" first. This is one for the Ft Lauderdale completist only (and I'm sorry to say, on this evidence there will be a diminishing number of them). Shame.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An overlooked classic 21 Mar 2005
By Psyche Kid - Published on
Format:Audio CD
With British guitar music at its most successful (sales-wise) in many years the emphasis has unfortunately been on second rate pop punk bands (see the libertines, razorlight etc), left-field rock (block party, kasabian) and emotional rock (snow patrol, keane). How a band as sumptous, eclectic and inventive as fort lauderdale could be overlooked is a mystery.

From the opening, kooky, red-herring 'insane overdrive' through to elegaic, eno-esque closer 'pretty monster' this album showed more invention, poise and beauty than the rest of the brit-pack's records will ever show.

the playing is tight and funky (see sexy creature a 2 minute instumental that fuses the 13th floor elevators with grand funk railroad and it works!), the lyrics at turns witty (rock and roll), surreal (chilling place) and romantic (silent ways) whilst the range of styles is breathtaking.

Since this record was released the steve webster and toby jenkins have gone their seperate ways (webster is now 'the black neon, whilst jenkins is 'the squire of somerton') but, phew! what a way to go.....
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