on 25 January 2001
I agree whole heartedly w/ the review above this one. This is truly a masterwork. They have taken the pathos of their groundbreaking Bring It Down (ESSENTIAL!) and brought it into the 21st century w/ some tracks proferring throbbing base, while others return to their earlier sparkling guitar driven dirges. Im not one to buy random CDs I dont know anything about, but thats how I got into this band.....and so should you! Buy it!
on 1 January 2014
Earlier Madder Rose releases 'Bring it down' & (perhaps to a lesser degree) 'Panic on' were two classic mid 90's albums which seemed to be owned (quite rightly) by everyone i knew at that time.
After those two records they appeared to drop off my radar and i only recently acquired this, their fourth (i've not heard their 3rd) and final album.
It's good, a definite grower, but there are no real standout tracks ('hotel' & 'goodbye june fool' come close) and compared to their earlier material is somewhat lacking.
However, Mary's voice is still lovely and the guitars still shine throughout albeit perhaps at times it's a little heavy on the effects e.g on 'overflow' and even straying into funky territory on 'something'.
They're not going out on a career high with this one but nevertheless it's still above average moody/sultry indie guitar fare and worth 7 out of 10 on anyone's scale or 4 stars on Amazon's.
on 20 February 2000
A truly wonderful band and this CD is just truly mindblowing. Perhaps as they are from New York perceptions on the uk can go before them,not Hip Hop this is smart softer music with a cutting instrumentation in the undercurrent. Bets of all the magig of Mary Lorson's vocals who can sing to me before I die and ensure I will smile as I go. Like the album cover its like being with your best friends on the beach, but its early evening and you are loving life with no streses, just being with people you care for . There are no filler tracks here , each song wonderfully crafted, had this for 6 months now and its still on my 6 cd auto changer, no signs that will changeFirst 8 tracks blend into a dream, THEN 'Talking to myself' shakes you from that state and you realise Mr Beam and Mr Daniels may have been introduced to the happy beach party, a late 60's hangoverjust done in a new decade. Lets just say you won't be dissapointed with this c.d!