- Audio CD (12 July 2004)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: Drowned In Sound
- ASIN: B0002ADXNE
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 143,442 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Master Blaster|
|2. Don't Be A Kite|
|3. Your Are But A Draft, A Long Rehearsal For A Show That Will Never Play|
|5. Beeping At Pedestrians|
|7. Coffee And Giro Cheques|
|8. Oscilloscope Love|
|10. Dah Dah Dah Dah|
|12. St James Gate Marylebone|
Last year, DrownedinSound web site said of thisGIRLs Fierce Panda EP that it was "one of the finest examples of gloriously invigorating modern rock music the UK has ever produced". Drowned in Sound Recordings was listening and the websites label snapped them up, quick smart.
This record is a testament of hard work and belief in ideas and ideals, in a world where laziness and short attention spans appear to dictate. It's 12 tracks of loudness, lushness, rawness, confusion and hyperactivity which perfectly and without any techno-cheating, encapsulates the bands incendiary live set. There're nods to everyone from stoner-rock godz Kyuss to Jeff Buckley via Dr.Who and The Blood Brothers. Ready?
Since then I've got (I think) everything they've released and so we come to Uno, the new album.
Uno is FANTASTIC, everything I was hoping to get from this band, an album I've been waiting for.
Forget all you may have read from the press comparing them to lostprophets or stuff like that, thats not what this band is about.
Their genuine musicianship and natural talent is second to none and in this album you can hear it better than ever. They mix genres up, change them around and come up with some of their own. A bit rock, a bit prog, a bit blues a little bit jazz, a bit metal and on and on. Which makes it very hard to describe.
You want something on the heavy side then thats Master Blaster or maybe Cartwheels, change tracks and you'll find the soaring likes of Drake or You Are But A Draft. My fave right now is St James Gate, tho' my flat mate's is Oscilloscope Love. Theres a song in here for every mood.
They push the envelope on this one and dont dissapoint. Its refreshing too, to hear something that isnt all about screaming and how loud something can get.
Artwork wise it looks like the band did it all or so it says, theres the longest thank you list I've ever seen on a cd, and even liner notes where you can find out about the recording (like all the drum and bass recording was done in 4 days!?). Its nice to see a band care about these things again.
Buy this album, you wont regret it and it will be one of the best things you do all year.