22-20s [Us Import]
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This is a debut that ranks along side the the debut albums of The Stone Roses, Blur & Oasis.
This is bluesy without being blues and rocky without being rock, it meets the two genres half way and really works.
The album kicks in with "The Devil In Me" which is a wondeful track and the standard never drops. All the singles are on here and this deserves to be massive. If you want to take a chance on some new music, liked the singles or you're a fan of the Stones then I'd recommend this CD 5/5
The album goes from strength to strength, culminating on heavy, riff-laden tracks like 'Why don't you do it for me?' and the single '22 days', which had me dancing through the kitchen whilst doing the washing-up!
I'll admit it's not perfect, it's weaker moments tending towards the slower, for example 'Friends', which could have come straight off a 'best of Country' album - a genre of which I am not too fond. However, it is an excellent debut, and highly reccommended, if you're a fan of the bluesy rock particularly, but even if not it's riffs will have you jumping around like a little kid!
The style isn't original, but the songs are special enough for you not to care. There's certainly a Doors influence in there, with a raw, unpolished sound that works astonishingly well and, for some weird reason, reminds me of The Animals.
"Devil In Me" is a cracking start to the album and, when followed by "Such A Fool", you know your in for a treat. There are a couple of tracks that take a few listens to get used to and "The Things That Lovers Do" is the weak track on the album. However the icing on this particular cake is "Shoot Your Gun" which has to be one of the finest tracks I've heard in ages.
All in all, a fantastic debut that deserves the plaudits it's received from the media.
they have a cool, fresh sound that stands out from a lot of the indie/rock scene , with theyr feet planted firmly in blues
the debut album is a great one and all songs are funky, foot-tapping and addictive- GO BUY!!
UK blues/rockers 22-20s are a prime potential example of the latter.
Their eponymous debut (and as it turns out, last) album, is a riff-laden eclectic mix of blues, rock, folk and country that sounds fresh and invigorating despite the band`s obvious influences.
The album bursts into life with the pacey Devil in Me and the relentless pounder Such a Fool - both great introductions to lead singer/guitarist Martin Trimble's raspy, vigorous laments and ear for a good riff.
The raucous 22 Days, with its thumping basslines and distorted vocals is 3 mins of pure adrenaline, while the sublimely mellow slide guitars and heartfelt lyrics of the beautiful Friends gives us a much needed respite before its back to the boot-stomping with Why Don't You Do It For Me? - sounding like an amped-up Kings of Leon at a hillbilly wedding - and the muscular menace of Shoot Your Gun.
Unfortunately, the second half of the album does't quite live up to the promise of the first - with the dreamy Lou Reed-esque The Things That Lovers Do seeming at odds with the tempo and conviction of the previous tracks, and the band committing the cardinal sin of ending a record weakly with a rather lame country effort, reminiscent of a below par Dylan.Read more ›
This album is well worth the wait! It features some absolutely brilliant tracks, and the band are on top form throughout. The first plus is the production - it is polished enough, without taking away the raw energy - in fact it seems a bit like a live performance at times, only much tighter.
The drums and bass work together to devastating effect on the frantic "Why Don't You Do It For Me?", with the guitar snarling in the chorus, and powerful lyrics. "Devil in Me" is perhaps the best known of these tracks, and it's a great one, rhythmically complex, with relentless groove, and a gorgeous distorted guitar sound. "Shoot Your Gun" is a dark, angry piece that hints at a deeper side to the group - the lyrics are superb, and the arrangement is accomplished and emphatic.
This album is a great opener, demonstrating much more musical depth and experience than most. This is a powerful statement of intent, without a really weak number throughout, and I await their second album with excitement. Do yourself a favour!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If rock music is still to be found in the UK then these guy are it, this album is shear class, just buy it and enjoy.Published on 24 Dec. 2012 by Leni
Great album from start to finnish. Heavy rythm n blues i would say.Devil in me and such a fool released into the charts are my favourites.Published on 9 Nov. 2012 by woko47/hudson
Overall a fantastic underated rock band that have now for some reason split up.Nearly all the tracks are a great,fresh sound. Read morePublished on 19 Aug. 2006 by John Oleary
I first heard of the 22-20s by chance watching 4music late night the very next day i bought their album!!!
this is a must for all music lovers the world over!! Read more
I bought this album completely on impulse several months after seeing them live for about 3 songs at Reading festival. Read morePublished on 31 Mar. 2005
Saw 22-20s supporting supergrass and was impressed. This debut album mainly consists of tracks honed on tour for a long while and this shines through. Read morePublished on 30 Oct. 2004 by Richard Adamson
having bought this album i was pleasnatly suprised at what i found. Although not the finished srticle this debut shows the promise of a band like Snow Patrol (whilst not like S. Read morePublished on 9 Oct. 2004 by Nick