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In Search Of Elusive Little Comets
In Search Of Elusive Little Comets

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Let some sunshine in your life !, 3 Feb. 2011
Oh wow, what a fabulous ray of sunshine this album is ! Fetch me my sunglasses ! Bursting with energy and delivered with considerable heart and soul. This is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and is the perfect track list for your sunny holiday. Like Vampire Weekend but with far more soul ..oh and did i say they are exceptionally powerful live !


Ameritown
Ameritown
Price: £2.69

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 'The Bends' for the noughties, 23 April 2008
This review is from: Ameritown (Audio CD)
What a stunning album. What a stunning album. I got this from a friend and it has just grown and grown, and is now head and shoulders above the other 100-odd albums I have heard over the last 6 months. If you like early-ish Radiohead you will adore this. Yes it is well produced for a three piece, and yes Josh Ostrander's voice might be a bit off-putting at first, but there is an energy and a passion here that i have not heard for years. Again, think Thom York and the boys on 'The Bends' and that is exactly what you have here. Whether its its the radio friendly 'Single Sedative' and 'Noah', or the emotion pain of 'Stutter' and 'Some Sorta Light' to the sheer energy of 'To The Wind' this is truely an album for the noughties. I just feel priviledged that I have discovered it for my friends and reviewed it here first. Go buy it and let it warm your soul.


Work
Work
Offered by robert_reynolds6
Price: £1.33

5.0 out of 5 stars Great EP, 10 Oct. 2006
This review is from: Work (Audio CD)
If you loved Movie Monster, then you should get this for two reasons:

1. "In The Dark No One Can Hear You Sweat", which is the darkest, richest thing they have written to date. It is very rare for a song to convey such desperation and loss, but to follow it with such a beautiful second half, similar to the latter half of the Stone Roses "Standing Here" and resembling frankly, the best of chemical rushes, is astounding. It's a crime this didn't end the album. 'Nuff said.

2. "Fastest Man Alive" is an incredible song. Rich and wonderfully uplifting, theres Moody Blues, Northern Soul and early Brian Eno in here. A mix of the best snare drumming this side of the millenium in the versus, but unfortunately also the most over hit crash symbol near the end. A nice transition to "It's Obvious What's Happening Here" too.

Like most Sound Team recordings, these tunes work best on earphones, Matt Oliver's voice sometimes can get lost in the massively rich noise Sound Team make, when heard on speakers.


Movie Monster
Movie Monster
Offered by music_by_mail_uk
Price: £4.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now this is magic !, 10 Oct. 2006
This review is from: Movie Monster (Audio CD)
WOW ! This the band and this is the album i've waited all year and over 100 CD's for.

A rich, colourful and varied tapestry of atmospheric sound perfectly married to real emotion and heart. It's like a mix of the Beach Boys, Mercury Rev, the Beatles (in places) and Echo and the Bunnymen all at their peak. No this album isn't perfect: the drums can be little abrasive plus there are times when I'd want to hear Matt's voice less embedded in the sound when listened from speakers (headphones are better), but the depth and width of this debut blows most others this year away IMHO.

For me, the album would have been perfect had it finished with what i consider the seminal "In the dark no-one can hear you sweat" lifted from their first E.P. "Work".

If this band and these songs aren't critically recognised, then i know nothing and i might as well give up posting.

Best debut album of the year, if not best album of the year. 5 STARS


Stars of CCTV
Stars of CCTV
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £1.43

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Varied and Interesting, 9 July 2005
This review is from: Stars of CCTV (Audio CD)
Recently bought this, so this is just an initial review.
All I want to say is 2 things:
Varied album will please most, with some interesting dark corners and nicley sharp edges. Too early to review it proprly at this stage though.
But what I want to add is 'Hard to Beat' is the best single this year so far IMHO - fusing pop with guitar rock and interestingly uplifting house - its a real song for the summer sun of 2005.


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