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Feel good and upbeat.
on 16 January 2007
From playing their first gig in 2005 to chart success in 2006 The Fratellis have come a long way in a short space of time. And that reason is Costello Music.
Costello Music has such an electic mix of upbeat songs that you will leaving you humming their tunes hours after you've listened to the album. Perhaps going as far back to the Seahorses' 1997 album Do It Yourself, has an album been so upbeat with rich guitar rifts and lyrics that have no need to try and be cool, with Fa la la's littering tracks, Jon, Barry and Mince have bucked the trend of neo punk bands and given us music straight from the gut.
Every track on this album is a feel good track. Unlike most other new artists The Fratellis have decided not to record an album in one genre, even though you'd have to stick it in the Indie section of the record store. Instead they have gone with music they like and what makes them feel good.
The Fratellis influences have been well noted including the Clash and Terrorvision, which you can spot in Everybody Knows You Cried Last Night, but there's definitely other influences you can spot, namely in the track Doginabag there's shades of John Squire's guitar rifts from The Stone Roses and some 70's glam rock ala T-Rex in the track Baby Fratelli.
The whole album doesn't flow in the traditional sense. Normally an albums' track order would be scrupulously planned, but there was no need for that on Costello Music, the whole album order really falls over itself, but in a good way, it just works.
If you want uncompromising music that will have all the music press raving about then buy The Artic Monkeys album. If you want sing-a-long at the top of your voice down the motorway feel good uplifting guitar rock then buy The Fratellis, Costello Music.