Top positive review
4 people found this helpful
on 1 January 2004
I was first introduced to Lemon Jelly about 6 months ago, when a wacky friend implored me to listen to "Nice Weather For Ducks". The track started with...a nursery rhyme sung by an operatic man. I could have easily stopped the track and told my friend (who I was chatting to on msn at the time) "Uhh...no...". However, before I'd had chance to type up my disparaging comment, the song changed. Suddenly it was not a corny old rhyme- it was a nice chillout melody. How had this happened? I carried on listening and halfway through the track WOAH! it changed to a samba style with such a catchy percussion section I HAD to grin idiotically and dance along. And that was it- I was converted. Lemom Jelly had weaved their spell and I HAD to get the album for Christmas.
It didn't fail to please. Although, Nice Weather for Ducks will always be my favourite, all the other tracks are so skillfully made that you can listen again and again and never get tired of it. There are some people who claim that Lemon Jelly are boring and that nothing happens in their songs. Fair enough if that's their true opinion, but I have found that most people in this frame of mind haven't listened to the album properly, or came to it determined not to like it. Lost Horizons is perfect to chill out to, or for doing homework, or just merrily playing in the background. It always puts a smile on your face (especially the Ducks track- gotta love it) and I defy anyone to listen to it and not feel happier. It truly is the musical equivalent of prozac.