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  • Audio CD (28 Jan. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Domino Records
  • ASIN: B000ZPHLAC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 123,330 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  6. This Gift 4:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
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SONS AND DAUGHTERS This Gift (2008 UK 12-track CD album - Produced by Bernard Butler This Gift is a whirlwind of tarnished sixties glamour and post-millennial celebrity culture cult-films & literary classics; racing from the rasping Gilt Complex through the souring Split Lips [featuring Robbie Stern of Cajun Dance Party on violin] to the Edwyn Collins strut of The Nest hitting driving garage rock on Rebel With The Ghost via 60s girl-group stomps Darling

BBC Review

When Sons & Daughters bounded onto the indie scene back in 2003, there was one thing we were sure of - they were Scottish. Conceived in Glasgow during an Arab Strap tour, Adele, David, Ailldh and Scott were in fact, (until Amy McDonald), the most Scottish thing we'd ever heard.

Their footstamping drums made 2nd album "The Repulsion Box" one of the strongest albums of 2005 and now they're back, this time with Bernard Butler taking over production duties, his distinctive melodramatic style often breathing a new sweeter sound into Adele's vitriolic vocals. As motown drumbeats and Spector-esque styles may embellish songs like 'The Nest' - have no fear, the melancholy remains as we hear 'everything that happened here, could have happened when you're dead.'

Epic title track 'This Gift' has none of the claustrophic darkness of 'Dance Me In' but all of the force, filled with macabre howls that somehow sound like The Shangri-las indulging in a party with Elastica round Frank N Furter's house. And if you were a fan of Adele and David's lovers banter, last heard on the devasting 'Rama Lama', they're back with an altogether chirper duet on 'Chains'.

"This Gift" may sound like a more styled and polished 'Sons & Daughters' but as 2nd single 'Darling' and it's narky reworking of a beat not dissimilar to "Town Called Malice" proves, they've lost none of their spark, their drama and their ability to bore a dark hole in your soul. --Talia Kraines

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 Feb. 2008
Format: Audio CD
It took Sons and Daughters two years to craft their sophomore album, after the gloriously unique Scottish folk-rock of "The Repulsion Box."

And those two years have not dulled their musical skills, or the fiery vibrancy of their music. With lots of stylistic variety, but the same rough-edged rock'n'roll sound, "This Gift" is the musical equivalent of a nighttime joyride in a city lit by its own colours -- it's fast, tight, exhilarating and a little wild.

Blistering riffs. Racing basslines. Thumping drums. "She has a gilt complex/break her neck/now she's run, run, runnin' right over the edge!" Adele Bethel murmurs. She rattles through a breakneck melody full of disgust for greed -- "... all you see is what you'll get/he's trying to buy some kind of measure/he's not sure of all he has/but avarice is all that he's made of... and everybody knows!"

They relax a little with the next couple songs -- "Split Lips" is a smooth piece of guitar-pop, but with a piano-wire edge to the catchy acoustics. And "The Nest" goes all out into... motown. The sound is a little off-kilter, and Bethel starts off on shaky ground with her spoken-word lyrics, but it gains more power after she hits the chorus.

And from there, they stick to their rough-edged form -- but they try out all sorts of music. Most of them are either tight, rollicking Celtic-flavoured rockers, or fast-paced guitarpop with stomping percussions and rough riffs, like the blistering wails of "House in My Head." And they take a brief time out for "The Bell," a relatively refined pop song with lots of smoothly cycling guitars.

Sons and Daughters have called this their "pop album" -- but apparently that just means that it's catchy and danceable even in their harder songs like "Rebel with the Ghost.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 5 Feb. 2008
Format: Audio CD
It took Sons and Daughters two years to craft their sophomore album, after the gloriously unique Scottish folk-rock of "The Repulsion Box."

And those two years have not dulled their musical skills, or the fiery vibrancy of their music. With lots of stylistic variety, but the same rough-edged rock'n'roll sound, "This Gift" is the musical equivalent of a nighttime joyride in a city lit by its own colours -- it's fast, tight, exhilarating and a little wild.

Blistering riffs. Racing basslines. Thumping drums. "She has a gilt complex/break her neck/now she's run, run, runnin' right over the edge!" Adele Bethel murmurs. She rattles through a breakneck melody full of disgust for greed -- "... all you see is what you'll get/he's trying to buy some kind of measure/he's not sure of all he has/but avarice is all that he's made of... and everybody knows!"

They relax a little with the next couple songs -- "Split Lips" is a smooth piece of guitar-pop, but with a piano-wire edge to the catchy acoustics. And "The Nest" goes all out into... motown. The sound is a little off-kilter, and Bethel starts off on shaky ground with her spoken-word lyrics, but it gains more power after she hits the chorus.

And from there, they stick to their rough-edged form -- but they try out all sorts of music. Most of them are either tight, rollicking Celtic-flavoured rockers, or fast-paced guitarpop with stomping percussions and rough riffs, like the blistering wails of "House in My Head." And they take a brief time out for "The Bell," a relatively refined pop song with lots of smoothly cycling guitars.

Sons and Daughters have called this their "pop album" -- but apparently that just means that it's catchy and danceable even in their harder songs like "Rebel with the Ghost.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By N. lawson on 2 Feb. 2008
Format: Audio CD
Brilliant album!!!! thats if your not expecting a sons and daughters album that is!, Im a big fan of sons & daughters so on first listen i was a bit dissapointed! where's the angst? where's the anger? where's the screaming? and most importantly where's the male vocal???? i dont mind that it's a bit popier a bit more of a polished production but it is missing the juxtaposition of that male famale vocal that singled out their first album, all the way through i was waiting for that distinctive scottish growl but it was sadly demoted to backing vocals! WHY???
like i said as a daughters album brilliant but the lack of sons on the vocals dissapointed.
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By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 1 Feb. 2008
Format: Audio CD
It took Sons and Daughters two years to craft their sophomore album, after the gloriously unique Scottish folk-rock of "The Repulsion Box."

And those two years have not dulled their musical skills, or the fiery vibrancy of their music. With lots of stylistic variety, but the same rough-edged rock'n'roll sound, "This Gift" is the musical equivalent of a nighttime joyride in a city lit by its own colours -- it's fast, tight, exhilarating and a little wild.

Blistering riffs. Racing basslines. Thumping drums. "She has a gilt complex/break her neck/now she's run, run, runnin' right over the edge!" Adele Bethel murmurs. She rattles through a breakneck melody full of disgust for greed -- "... all you see is what you'll get/he's trying to buy some kind of measure/he's not sure of all he has/but avarice is all that he's made of... and everybody knows!"

They relax a little with the next couple songs -- "Split Lips" is a smooth piece of guitar-pop, but with a piano-wire edge to the catchy acoustics. And "The Nest" goes all out into... motown. The sound is a little off-kilter, and Bethel starts off on shaky ground with her spoken-word lyrics, but it gains more power after she hits the chorus.

And from there, they stick to their rough-edged form -- but they try out all sorts of music. Most of them are either tight, rollicking Celtic-flavoured rockers, or fast-paced guitarpop with stomping percussions and rough riffs, like the blistering wails of "House in My Head." And they take a brief time out for "The Bell," a relatively refined pop song with lots of smoothly cycling guitars.

Sons and Daughters have called this their "pop album" -- but apparently that just means that it's catchy and danceable even in their harder songs like "Rebel with the Ghost.
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