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Buffalo ~ The Phoenix Foundation
Buffalo ~ The Phoenix Foundation
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5.0 out of 5 stars South Pacific Genius, 28 Jan 2011
This is just a fantastic album from a band who sound utterly comfortable with who they are and where they're going. Gorgeous melodies, sharp lyrics, this is music to day dream to grinning stupidly as much as it is music to revel in and curse the reality that there's nothing coming from UK that gets close to this quality. Influences abound - 80s indie darlings House of Love can be heard in the title track and Bitte Bitte and as with their previous work the spectre of Chills genius and fellow Kiwi Martin Phillips looms in the background. But anyone charmed by Beta Band and Steve Mason's solo stuff will love this, as would fans of Super Furry Animals at their very best (i.e Phantom Power). And… Read more