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Give it some time!,
This review is from: Beta Band [VINYL] (Vinyl)
Another excellent album from the excellent Beta Band, although due to its slighty sprawling nature perhaps not the best album to buy first. The band themselves described this album as the worst record to come out that year and on first listening I could almost agree with them, but given some time the album reveals some of their best work. It lacks the immediate impact of their previous EP's and later albums, but once you get past the slight 'wackiness' and apparent lack of structure there are some beautiful moments and songs, they are just well hidden. Stylistically the album is very eclectic, incorporating elements of dance, hip hop, electronica, reggae and folk, but forget the pointless comparisons to Beck or Pink Floyd because the Beta Band have created their own truly unique and slightly skewed sound. It is also worth tracking down the vinyl for the beautiful gatefold case it comes in.
In summary it is an album that is slighly hard to grasp on the first couple of listens, but by investing a little time it is a very rewarding experience.
RIP The Beta Band