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9 Sep 2013

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  Song Title
Mystery Man
Blue Collar Jane
What The People Don't See
She's So Fine
I Can Tell
Angel Eyes
Perfect Storm
You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover
What A Shame
Hometown Girls
Heart Of The City
Rollin' And Tumblin'

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  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Copyright: (C) 2013 Virgin EMI Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited
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  • Total Length: 36:07
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,064 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Short, sharp and stylish.... 9 Sep 2013
Format:Audio CD
Having been stunned by how good they were when I watched them on Later with Jools Holland, I've been buying all their releases to date on vinyl and seen them live once....and going to see them again this week. So this will be a somewhat biased review - this is excellent, noisy blues rock played by Irish teens (think a couple of them are 17 and the other two are 16!) who show themselves both adept at covers and producing their own material (Blue Collar Jane is excellent in particular).

The detractors will say it doesn't push the musical boundaries like some bands (R'n'B by numbers i saw one reviewer say in a snide way) but ask yourself what they were doing at 16 & 17! This has energy, passion and great musicianship for such a young group. Go see them live as they are even more incendiary......

Support a young band learning their this album!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Keep Going Boys 14 Dec 2013
By Geoff
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A lot of potential with these guys.
I particularly liked the oldies 'I can tell' and 'can't judge a book etc'.
Angel Eyes was very good too.
I'll look out for the follow up album.
ATB Geoff
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The future of Rock and Roll is in safe hands. 12 Dec 2013
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These guys are fantastic, I bought their EP and had to buy the Album as a result. Full on, in your face rock and roll. Never mind their ages they produce great music.
Cant wait for the next one. Listen to it, buy it and enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Upbeat music, better live band 9 Dec 2013
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I possibly will get more into this album after a few plays but at present, I was a little disappointed as I think they are better when seeing them live (although so far have only seen them on TV). I sometimes find this is the case with a few bands that the whole "live" experience is better than just listening to track after track. However, I am willing to be proved wrong eventually.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Storm 11 Sep 2013
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Kicking off with a shriek of feedback that will bring tears of joy to the eyes of all J&M Chain fans, this is an absolute stormer of an album. Great tracks, an excellent balance of originals and r'n'b standards, screaming guitars, top drawer harp-playing, ferocious energy and vocals straight out of a Nuggets-era cityscape, what's not to love about The Strypes? But please don't be misled into thinking that all you are getting is a 21st century retread of the mid-60s Rolling Stones, which seems to be the core message of most reviews I've read. Of course there are echoes of the early Stones. But in my opinion, the Strypes are closer in spirit and in style to both the Pretty Things and Them. However these are no mere copyists. The Strypes have a rawness, a ferocity and an attack that is entirely their own. Something that I hope will gladden the heart of anyone who prefers perspiration to polish, sweat to sophistication and balls to blandness.

Amazingly this most urban-sounding band hails, not from the mean streets of some industrial wasteland, or some soul-destroying tower-block, but from the beautiful rural setting of Co. Cavan in Ireland. But you'd never guess that from the punky, venomous r'n'b that will assault your senses when you pop this into your music player of choice. And if that is the kind of music that appeals to you I promise that you won't be disappointed in this absolutely excellent offering.

Trust me!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A promising debut! 13 Sep 2013
By ReviewBlog51 TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This review is for the standard single CD, there is also a deluxe version available: Snapshot

The Strypes' debut album 'Snapshot' is a youthful and successful take on 1960s R&B, I was very impressed. The songs are bursting with energy, and apart from four covers (including an impressive revival of 'You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover'), the remaining eight are all self penned songs. The guys, who have yet to even reach eighteen, have a lot talent and hopefully their excellent, old-fashioned style of music will prove popular with the younger generation.

It's nice to see young real musicians making their way, and competing against manufactured pop artists from shows like 'The X Factor'. I think that there is a lot of good music in the charts at the moment, and hopefully The Strypes will go onto make it big, on the evidence of this impressive debut album, they deserve it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great intro to the band 13 Dec 2013
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Saw the Strypes live a few months ago in London. I think they're a better live band than they sound on recording, especially the vocals. But this is still really fun and refreshingly energetic - perhaps because they're so young, these guys seem to love making music. Particular highlights include Blue Collar Jane, What a Shame, Can't Judge a Book By the Cover, Hometown Girls and (something quite different, and a lot slower) Angel Eyes
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great debut 23 Sep 2013
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Really good debut album from these young Irish guys. Some tracks sound like young Dr Feelgood in my opinion which is not a bad thing.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!
These lads are raw youthful rock n roll! It's amazing how well they capture the 60's Yardbirds and the 'pub rock band' sound. And they're so young! Read more
Published 1 day ago by ljpfahey
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Love the energy of The Strypes. Fresh with an old soul feel. Very talented guys and glad they appreciate vinyl.
Published 8 days ago by Vicki L Lape
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh my
This band, do they know, they're the ......., the intense and vivid sound, it's like being lyrically machine gunned, machismo.
Published 13 days ago by Katina Elliott
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally something good
Good approach to musical gendre
High energy
Good set list
Good original songs
Nothwistanding young age tecnically good

Need to improve arrangements... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Eleonora
4.0 out of 5 stars So Close
I really like this however its like a lot of albums out there so much promise more guitar solos please,the new single sounds fantastic
Published 1 month ago by the meister
5.0 out of 5 stars Snapshot - The Strypes
I had read a review of this album in the music press and had spoken to someone who had seen them live. I was more than pleasantly surprised by this.
Published 1 month ago by pixiestix
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I really love this album, they've a new invigorating sound, it's the best album from a new band I've heard in ages.
Published 1 month ago by Colin Booth
5.0 out of 5 stars Great first album
Great R&B music. The new songs were good and the covers didn't sound dated. Love to hear a live album in the future.
Published 1 month ago by trevor sutton
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE IT!
Such talented young boys, they're such an reveleation for their age, love their style and can only go onwards and upwards
Published 1 month ago by Mrs Jane Caffrey
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb- what a great sound
A throwback to 1960s Rhythm & Blues, full of energy. Superb vocals & blues harmonica, backed up by great musicianship and all for such a young band. Read more
Published 1 month ago by D. Townrow
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