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A Nod and A Wink,
This review is from: Stainless Style (Audio CD)
Nod. Wink. Clever boys I'm thinking.
Painting by numbers is not necessarily a cheap concept. It all
depends upon who's applying the colour and in the hands of Hollon
and Rhys the brushes move deftly, confidently and with grace across
a complexly constructed canvas of 12 winningly wise compositions.
The album is a triumph of content over style. Musical references
are knowingly and lovingly integrated in material of memorable
lyrical and melodic power and originality.
By any measure these are great songs. Indeed, the 5 minutes of
pure pleasure that is 'Raquel' contains one of the best blasts
of pure pop sensibility that you are likely to hear this year.
The meltingly glorious Beach Boys harmonies of 'Steel Your Girl'
wrap around like warm cashmere. The rapterludes in 'Trick for
Treat' and 'Sweat Shop' are laugh-out-loud hilarious.
This project will make you feel like a kid with a new toy that
you just can't put down.Well done guys. What does it feel like
to have a fully formed hardcore hit on your hands ?