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5.0 out of 5 stars A Future Classic!!
I love this album!! There, I said it - and it's been a long time since I've said that about any album...

Every time you listen to it, you hear something new throughout all the layers and it's hard to believe that this is the band's first album. They capture the nuances of West Coast California and UK psych beautifully, and chuck in some small,...
Published on 28 Feb 2007 by Serendipity

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2 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars cliched nonsense
Basically awful, poor 2/3 part vocals, clichéd rip off songs....1 track that doesn't offend me at best. I heard that Glasgow UK was the new scene.If this is a measure then I'm glad I'm here.

A hyped nonsense.
Published on 26 April 2007 by Bowery Sam


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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Future Classic!!, 28 Feb 2007
This review is from: The Magic Optician (Audio CD)
I love this album!! There, I said it - and it's been a long time since I've said that about any album...

Every time you listen to it, you hear something new throughout all the layers and it's hard to believe that this is the band's first album. They capture the nuances of West Coast California and UK psych beautifully, and chuck in some small, perfectly-formed power pop masterpieces ("The 2 Day Week", "Big Daddy Smyth") that any Mod afficianado would be proud to bust some moves to.

Would definitely recommend!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool Camels, 26 Feb 2007
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This review is from: The Magic Optician (Audio CD)
If Glasgow's Fast Camels were a beverage, they'd be a cup of coffee laced with hallucinogens. Alternatively -- at times, concurrently -- ethereal and driving, their sound can hit you between the eyes and induce headbanging or take those same eyes, lift them towards the lights, and set the brain behind them whirling with swirling, psychedelic mélanges of vocals and instrumentation. In this well-produced debut, one can hear the compositional influence of early Pink Floyd, sweet Byrds-esque harmonies, elements of thematic vastness and darkness reminiscent of The Cure, and the crisp undertow of 60s surf-rock. Yet these are all like well-cited references; The Fast Camels have an original sound all of their own. The album's single, 'Like A Magic Optician' shows what the band can do in the studio. But 'The Hump', with its menacing vocals, tribal drums, incisory riffs and eye-of-the-storm chorus, is where they perhaps shine the most. Then again, the achievement of this cut is no mean feat considering the strength already proven elsewhere on the LP. Ben Howe, The Skinny.
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2 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars cliched nonsense, 26 April 2007
This review is from: The Magic Optician (Audio CD)
Basically awful, poor 2/3 part vocals, clichéd rip off songs....1 track that doesn't offend me at best. I heard that Glasgow UK was the new scene.If this is a measure then I'm glad I'm here.

A hyped nonsense.
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