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Boy Hits Car,
This review is from: Boy Hits Car (Audio CD)
The first thing that many people will notice about this band is the name. Well, cast that to one side a go straight to the music. From the very first track to the very last you can tell that this is an album made by a band who have passion, energy, love and a joy for the world they live in.
The album kicks of with THE REBIRTH. This features some kick ass drumming and is a lively opening to the album.
This is followed by LOVECORE (WELCOME TO). It is basically an introduction of what the band think their style is all about.
3rd is AS I WATCH THE SUN F**K THE OCEAN. Again the name grabs the attention but it is a very good song. It shifts from slow grooves to fast, dramatic heavy parts.
Then the first single I'M A CLOUD; It starts off slowly and quietly, but this is a build up to huge explosion of energy on the opening chourus. Fantistic stuff
The one of the album highlights MAN WITHOUT SKIN. This has a gentle introduction on an acustic guitar. This gives way to some great guitar and drums, all building up to the chourus. It is the best song on the album.
A LETTER FROM PRISON has the tough job of following it up. It does a decent job but is largely ignored due to the quality of the previous song.
UNHEARD then slows the fast pace album down with its soulful and spirtiual groves.
The trippy GOING TO INDIA follows. This is a very 'break from the formula' style song. It features fast, dramtic vocals, then breaks and slows down, only for the fast section to attack again.
TURNING INWARDS is another slow(ish) song. It is from the heart and another album highlight.
BENKEI follows. A good, jumpy song about the singers dog, who died.
the album is finishes of with BEFORE WE DIE. This a slow song that builds to a climax, then lets go and fineshes the album.
It is an album that anyone with even a passing intest in 'alternative music' should listen to.