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Chris Gentlemans Hairdresser and Railway Book Shop ~ Lightyear
The second album recorded by Chas, Neil and co., Lightyear's second album "Chris Gentlemans Hairdresser and Railway Book Shop" is somewhat different to their first album, "call of the weasel clan".There is generally less of a ska-core style in this album, replaced with a bit more of a pop-style, or even soulful influence.However, this only adds cutting edge to their album, where songs such as "lifejacket" become impossible to stop listening to. Once again, the brass section is full and the singing between voices is impressive, a more noteable aspect of this happens frequently where the two main vocals sung by chas and neil often overlap, creating a sense of largeness and complexity in their… Read more
Call of the Weasel Clan ~ Lightyear
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As the title says, lightyear are a ska band.However, the label ska is probably not as close a definition as ska-punk is to bands like less than jake and reel big fish.Lightyear are both refreshing and innovative, their lyrics are original and verge from the fun to the sincere and sometimes political. The thing that impresses me the most is probably the brass section, where in two trumpets and a tenor sax they are able to find a big sound that other bands sometimes ignore. The drumming is also quite distinctive and differs greatly from standard punk drumming. After seeing them live recently the band work brilliantly as a whole, and their voices complement each other's singing in distinct… Read more
Fake Sound of Progress ~ Lostprophets
Fake Sound of Progress ~ Lostprophets
Out of all of the albums in my collection, i can quite easily say that this is the one that is played when i am looking for something different.In a predominately 'heavy' market, the lostprophets have somehow managed to acheive a great deal of energy, without becoming too heavy and fuelled with anger. The first song, ShinobiVsDragonNinja, is a fantastic taster of what the rest of the album is like, with frantic drumming, groovy guitar riffs, and the very distinctive voice of ian, supported by the fantastic vocal harmonies of the 'programmer' jamie. exceptions to this case are probably stilllaughing, a much more mellow example of what the lostprophets can do, and the anthemic single,… Read more

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