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5.0 out of 5 stars very good
i baught this CD after watching bat for lashes live at the O2 academy with school of seven bells supporting, and they have certainly changed my opinions on support bands they came on to the stage with agreeably not a lot of stage presence and started playing the first track of this album! Iamundernodisguise and this song completely blew the audience away! the duel vocals...
Published on 26 May 2009 by J. Banks

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3.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a Curate's Egg
Can only describe this as a good, rather than great, album. The definite standout tracks are 'Half Asleep', 'Wired for Light' and 'My Cabal' which are undeniably lovely with the twin singers' voices used to great effect. There's also quite a nice Eastern Wall of Sound feel to other tracks that reminds me a lot of Curve's Doppelganger album. The lyrics are also a bit trite...
Published on 30 Oct 2010 by Richard Preston


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very good, 26 May 2009
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J. Banks "joney" (uk , poole) - See all my reviews
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i baught this CD after watching bat for lashes live at the O2 academy with school of seven bells supporting, and they have certainly changed my opinions on support bands they came on to the stage with agreeably not a lot of stage presence and started playing the first track of this album! Iamundernodisguise and this song completely blew the audience away! the duel vocals thought the majority of this album are purely mesmerising and really very effective.. i don't know what to describe there stile as, genres included, post rock, shoe gazing (most accurate), a few hints of electronica, wkipedia's description of dream pop,, is i guess accurate in a way..
any way check them out on you tube seems the best way to come up with an opinion for your self!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mountain High, 2 Nov 2013
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So this is where Mr. Ben Curtis went. Hooking up with Alejandra and Claudia Deheza to create this trancey, dream pop, alt music wonder with a touch of the experimental rock sensibility he brought to Secret Machines. Somewhere between Ladytron, Sleepthief, Bel Canto and Bjork but in a somewhat different dimension lies SofSB. It's a revelation to hear new music this mesmerizingly good. And those voices!
I respectively defer to Mike Newmark's spot on review from amazon.com
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Debut, 20 Nov 2008
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M. Hemsley (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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This album has blown me away.
Synthy Shoegaze Pop music that steadily hypnotizes you.
The guy in this band used to be in Secret Machines and the 2 twin girl singers voices sounds amazing together.
i'm pretty much addicted to this album. Can't wait to see them live.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a Curate's Egg, 30 Oct 2010
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Richard Preston (Reading, UK) - See all my reviews
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Can only describe this as a good, rather than great, album. The definite standout tracks are 'Half Asleep', 'Wired for Light' and 'My Cabal' which are undeniably lovely with the twin singers' voices used to great effect. There's also quite a nice Eastern Wall of Sound feel to other tracks that reminds me a lot of Curve's Doppelganger album. The lyrics are also a bit trite a lot of the time, which is a shame, because it really detracts from the songs. Certainly worth a listen, and good to come back to from time to time, but I can't help feeling they've got the potential to do something much more consistently good than this.
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