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The new dinner party album,
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This review is from: The Grand Archives (Audio CD)
I knew the red Hot Chilli Peppers were bad but I truly knew they were God-awful when 'friends' played thier latest assault on good taste that was masquerading as an 'album' at one of thier 'dinner parties' (if ever there was a phrase that was an oxymoron that has to be it).
And so to the review; I played this at one (dinner moron) last week and it was perfect background musak as the truly melodious harmonies and well crafted and catchy tunes just blended into the background. They reminded me instantly of a cross between The Delays and the earlier work of Melborne combo, The Sleepy Jackson.
That said I think The Grand Archives are much better and after giving them a proper listen or two they really are much more impressive than either of the two bands I compared them to. They tend to repetition on occasions but have enough originality and enthusiasm to carry the whole album. Well worth a punt.