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  • Audio CD (7 Aug. 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rotodisc
  • ASIN: B000GW8P8Q
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 220,157 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Their glorious summer soundtrack from 2006. Reprising their buoyant early sound, angelic Sophia Churney takes lead vocals this time. The Oobs cult fans (just Google Ooberman to find them) will find familiar painful themes wrapped into poignant blossoms of pop harmony, while the rich production asserts a new-found third album confidence. Starting out as childhood friends in the 80s, after years of eccentric recordings in obscurity they released a first single on GRAHAM COXON s Transcopic Label in 1998 followed by the legendary Shorley Wall EP on Rough Trade, voted SINGLE OF THE YEAR by The Times, Mark Radcliffe and James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preachers). The debut album The Magic Treehouse (1999) - produced by STEPHEN STREET (The Smiths, Blur, The Zutons, The Kaiser Chiefs) - brought a TOP 40 SINGLE, four Glastonbury appearances and wide mainstream coverage. Their highest critical acclaim came later for the gentle psychedelic folk of the Running Girl Mini Album (2001) and the cinematic grandeur of 2003 s Hey Petrunko. Hey Petrunko Gets better and better every time you play it, buy definitely" (Sunday Telegraph). "The production is phenomenal, washes over in wave after wave of aural bliss" (Stephen Street). "Melodic, moving album about the death of childlike innocence.

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Who'd have thought the phrase "Ooberman's new album" would ever be heard again? Splitting in the wake of 2003's much-laboured Hey Petrunko, many believed that the mighty Oob had finally been laid to rest, with a near-perfect catalogue marred only by the rancour and bitterness of their dissolution.

But wait... what's this? Is it the happy ending the band richly deserves? Why, yes it is - 12 more songs to add to the pile marked 'Ooberman classics'. As an album, Carried Away is a hybrid of their best moments - the wintry feel of Running Girl most obviously - but there's a satisfying polish only glimpsed at since their debut - check the title track and "Beauty of your Soul" for proof. Likewise, the delicate voice of Sophia Churney has grown considerably stronger and more expressive, resulting in her domination of the vocals and best performances yet. Despite the inclusion of some previously-released tracks, and the minor mis-step of three Andy Flett lead vocals at the expense of Dan Popplewell (whose vocal role is reduced, despite his obvious presence throughout, especially on the ambient flutter of "Twinkling Aurora"), this is still very identifiable as a classic Ooberman record, and should thus be investigated immediately. --Thom Allott

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Format: Audio CD
It's clear within twenty seconds of opening track "Carried Away" kicking in that this is going to be a wondrous pop experience. The song crashes in on a choral swell of quite unprecedented majesty and revels in epiphanies and glorious surges. Quite ravishing and that's only the first track. More mind bogglingly the rest of the album lives up to and in one or two instances surpasses that wonderful opening. Help it's the end of the first paragraph and already I am running out of superlatives for this album.

Shamefully this is the first Ooberman album I have ever purchased. Reading the blurb on the back of the CD case it appears that the band split after their last album "Hey Petrunko"in 2003, but after various solo efforts has reformed for this album. Thank who ever for that, for it is likely that without this release the band would have passed me by entirely.

Make no mistake this is the most fulsome multi-layered pop experience you will have this year. The latest albums by The Sleepy Jackson and The Russian Futurists have moments of incandescent beauty and the new Hidden Cameras album is hugely enjoyable and barmily tantalising but this is so consistently wondrous that if anything surpasses it I will probably explode with excitement.

Revelling in harmonies the size of Martian cathedrals, arrangements that glow like luminescent algae coupled with whales and a natural effortless grasp of pop dynamics that recalls bands like The Chills or Win Ooberman have produced 12 songs so ace it seems churlish to separate them for any reason.
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A brilliant third album from Bradford/Liverpool pop/post punk/folk/prog outfit Ooberman. Perhaps not as cohesive as their first two LPs due to it being a last hurrah studio written album after the band had stopped being a live act and split into two camps.
Some really catchy tunes on here and more lead vocals by Sophia Churney than on previous releases.
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OOberman are back together, and this new album doesn't fail to impress. For those who haven't heard of them before the split, and the great songs like "sugarbum", "moth" and "seritonin smile" you don't know what you've been missing out on. An amazing band live, I saw them a couple of times at the charlotte in leicester.

If you like magic numbers, snow patrol or goldfrapp you are going to love ooberman. Go buy all there albums now, you won't regrette it.
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