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5.0 out of 5 stars Under-the-radar classic, 27 July 2005
This review is from: The Meadowlands (Audio CD)
An absolute favourite. Why this band are not more famous mystifies me (well, the label disputes and lack of output help explain it a little). Still, had this album been presented to me as a modern classic, well known in its native America, I would not have been surprised.
I wasn't expecting much from The Meadowlands, bought on the back of some other more keenly anticipated albums. The rather dull sleeve didn't help, either. It took a short while to appreciate the layered texture of the music and the pattern in what initially sounded like almost random percussion. But after giving this album a few listens, I was richly rewarded. They have created a sound of their own - rare enough - and use it to great effect. The album is cohesive but the tracks do stand out from each other. The singer's voice takes a little getting used to but grows after a few listens.
The two main openers, 'Happy' and 'She Sends Kisses' are still favourites but it's becoming harder and harder to point to a track that I don't like very much. The slight edginess doesn't make it immediately accessible but there is plenty to keep you returning.
I really would put his album on a level with much more well known, revered albums. Music that you want to tell everyone about. They'll probably stay under the radar for a good while longer but this album is a real treat. Just hope they can re-release the other ones...
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