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5.0 out of 5 stars Chubby Smirk, 27 Nov 2006
This review is from: Skinny Grin (Audio CD)
Acoustic Ladyland produced the unprecidented genre-mash "Last Chance Disco" in 2005, melding jazz and punk to create something that could well be called pazz (I would deeply resent it being described as junk). Their new album, "Skinny Grin", has expanded upon the ideas of the previous record. While the earlier album relied on the same bass and keyboard tones throughout (without being repetitive, I must add), this album displays more confidence in the band's style and therefore a more adventurous use of instrument sounds. There are also more tracks with vocals, the engaging lyrics snarled and mumbled in a London accent by saxophonist and bandleader Peter Wareham as well as guest vocalists Alice Grant and Coco Electrik. The musicianship is excellently chaotic without ever feeling like the song will go off the rails, and the songwriting is quite simply exciting. With only a month left of 2006, it will take a pretty spectacular last-minute release for any other album to top my end-of-year list.
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