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  • Audio CD (13 April 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: How Does It Feel to Be Loved?
  • ASIN: B001Y8DJQY
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 282,194 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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React Or Die was voted number 93 in the Times list of best albums of the 2000s. The album got five star reviews in both The Times and Sunday Telegraph. http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article6922991.ece. Inspired by monochrome movies and bleak winters, these cello-and-viola-flecked songs transcend their Smiths, Tindersticks and Felt influences. Regret, giro-funded couplets, sensual ambiguity it s all here, resurrecting a great British genre Uncut. Second album by the acclaimed indie pop octet from Glasgow. Features the single, Carve A Pattern , which was the Record Of The Week on the Radcliffe and Maconie show on Radio 2 and played on xfm in London and Manchester, Radio 1 in Scotland and BBC Scotland. The album has already been praised by Belle & Sebastian s Stuart Murdoch, who called it: A great listen, a real classy record from start to finish in his online diary, and Butcher Boy were tipped at the start of 2009 by Stereogum. The Guardian praised the band s swooning strings and keening melodies . Mail on Sunday approved of the band s literate, bohemian music nourished by the darker strains of Sixties chart pop, while Drowned In Sound declared: It's an album of immense subtlety and depth, the kind of record you can listen to fifty times and still discover hidden treasures on that fifty first spin. In 2008, the band s song I Know Who You Could Be (from their debut), featured in the CBS sci-fi TV show in the US, which was subsequently aired in the UK on Living. Tracklisting: (1) When I m Asleep (2) Carve A Pattern (3) You re Only Crying For Yourself (4) Anything Other Than Kind (5) This Kiss Will Marry Us (6) A Better Ghost (7) Clockwork (8) Why I Like Babies (9) Sunday Bells (10) React Or Die

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By The Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 May 2010
Format: Audio CD
Scottish band Butcher Boy passed me by last year without so much
as a wink or a wave. With such a lot of good new music circling the
universe it is relatively easy for some of the best to go unnoticed.

Singer/songwriter John Blain Hunt has gathered a fine ensemble
of talented musicians around him to bring life to his muse.

'React Or Die' gives us a round dozen songs to consider.
There is a silver folksy seam running through the collection
whose homespun discipline never quite becomes a constraint.
Its simple melodic and lyrical naiveties are responsible for
much of the album's unaffected ambience and charm.

Maya Burman-Roy's cello and Aoife Magee's viola, in particular,
contribute depth and colour to arrangements which would
otherwise have stepped perilously close to the edge of ordinary.

'This Kiss Will Marry Us' is a particularly good example of how a
somewhat hackneyed descending chord sequence is elevated to
more substantial and credible status by the luminous strings.

Mr Hunt has a pleasant voice which avoids any tendency toward
excessive emotional flourishes or flamboyance . His meat and
potato performances, while they may not exactly stir the spirit,
are more than adequate to communicate the heart and soul of these
often rather lovely compositions. (The additional vitamin content
is left to his somewhat more adventurous cohorts to provide!)

'Why I LIke Babies' is a delicately elegant construction which needs
hardly more than a whisper to convince us of its honest intentions.

'Carve A Pattern', in comparison, positively romps along! The
well-crafted tune transforms the arrangement into an almost
convincing pop song of sorts.
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