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Twelve Short Stories

1 Jan 2000

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2000
  • Label: Elemental Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2000 Elemental Records
  • Total Length: 43:32
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  • ASIN: B001K96IOC
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 561,498 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David Holley on 8 Aug. 2000
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The first review pretty much summed up the greatness of this album, but i feel it is only right that I write my views. After hearing "a little indulgence is good for the soul" about a year ago i have waited paitently for the release. I thought if the other songs are half as good i was on to a winner. As it turned out the other songs are even better, and i still cannot decide on a favourite, the're too consistantly good for that. The lyrics are well written, each providing a story, and the music is simply amazing. Everyone who i have played this CD to has loved it. Although i feel kinda special that so few have heard this CD, they deserve every success, and everyone deserves to listen to this album.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By theone&only on 3 Mar. 2006
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I 1st came across this band on a compilation CD and was blown away by the riffing and the beautiful harmonised choruses. Now I have the album in my hands and wondered if it would have the same impact....WOW! Yes! Metallica style riffing, 60's Beach Boys harmonies and MASSIVE choruses make up the initial ear candy (esp. Wow, How cool is Joe's new car) but there's more. Its obvious the band have put absolutely everything they have to give into this CD. Each song has a story behind it and are actually ABOUT something which is unusual for a rock band these days. Its not the fake dark and dangerous ego of say, Marilyn Manson but the reason it all works is because these guys are singing about what they know about ie partying with friends, cruising with a beer and getting through life with a big smile on your face. Sounds good to me! Think 'A' meets the Beach Boys meets Metallica and a whole load of music experimentation but still wrapped up in gorgeous, fun pop songs. Go buy this.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By diswann@aol.com on 7 Aug. 2000
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Twelve Short Stories has easily satisfield expectation despite the long wait. Quite simply it's fantastic. Ruby Cruiser have made a dozen memorable tracks which should put Abergavenny on the musical map and make them all very rich. The band's sound is somewhere between 'A' and the Foo Fighters,mixed in with a little 60's west coast harmonisation. Highlights include 'Everybody Wants to Be cool' and 'Ill take No 42...'. If you like the 'Foos', and or Feeder, get this album now.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Mar. 2006
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I have, until now, been 100% happy with CD's bought off the back of Amazon customer recommendations, but I accept that occasionally I will be sold a 'dud', such as this, as buying CD's without first hearing the band is akin to playing Russian Roulette. In terms of 'Twelve Short Stories', I bought the CD on the back of the extremely positive customer reviews, but it is difficult to think of anything positive to say about one of the worst albums I have ever heard. In short, this album has some of the most puerile and irritating 'schoolboy' lyrics this side of Busted, guitars that sound like they were bought at Woolworths and 'songs' that just don't work under any sort of criteria. The album is lacking in originality and the only saving grace is the quality of the drumming. The songs are so 'busy' that, at times, it is hard to discern any melody. The melodies and harmonies do occasionally work and when they do the band show promise, but as matters stand this is arguably nothing more than a vanity project. I would humbly suggest that you think carefully before buying this CD and look to the Eve 6, Amsterdam, Green Day and Stereophonics debuts for how to do this kind of album properly.
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Amazon.com: 1 review
This is brilliant!!!! 24 Jun. 2003
By Martin Jeyes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
First listen response - "I`m nearing the end now and this is brilliant! I defy anyone to come up with a better list of song titles too. It`s sort of an indiepop/rock mixture with a few choice samples thrown in. Indiepop is actually a bad description coz you`ll never hear this stuff on the radio. It`s just more upbeat than a lot of indie.
I`m getting a feeling of "faster-rockier-Beach Boys" at the moment. I can`t really describe it. One song even has a jazz hook at the end!
If you don`t like this please check your pulse. You are probably dead."
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