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4.0 out of 5 stars Pop genius in full effect!, 24 Nov 2007
This review is from: Failure (Audio CD)
The first posies album, released on the indy label Pop Llama (also the imprint which would later issue the response album Success) is a collection of unique ballads and power-pop songs. Less rock influenced than its successors, it makes an interesting companion to Kenneth Stringfellow's more recent solo work.

If you remember these guys mostly for Frosting on the Beater, you might find it too lush and upbeat, but if you have come to love the genius of John and Ken you really must get this ASAP. All the parts were played by Strinfellow and Auer on this one and so their is not so much of a heavy full-band sound as on subsequent outings, rather the song writing takes centre stage especially on the beautiful 'compliment' and 'like me too'.

The Posies have always managed to squeeze the most unwieldy of words into a line and they are exceptionally good at word play and inventive metaphor - but don't let that distract you from the simple joyfulness of these songs. Also worth buying for the awful photos of J & K dressed up like the punks from Police Academy 2 trying to look bad-ass, which is good for a giggle!
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