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Real Estate

4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (23 July 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Bostin
  • ASIN: B00005MKVR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,875 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Featherweight & Monkeyface
  2. Come To Bed
  3. (We All Need A Little) Lifting
  4. Rag Doll
  5. Feel Good
  6. Vision
  7. You Shouldn't Wear Shorts
  8. Right Idea
  9. Clean
  10. Feather Cuts Remix
  11. Be Free

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Real Estate is Dodgy's fourth studio album and first without singer Nigel Clarke. Britpop's most Breakfast Show-friendly combo, Dodgy were always a great way to start the day, toe-tapping tunes like the unremittingly cheerful "Good Enough" and "Staying out for the Summer" inspiring the hungover to leap forth from the duvet and rip open the curtains with a zest for life. And then, in 1998, when Nigel departed for a solo career, no label would touch them and it seemed the sun wouldn't be shining for Dodgy anymore. Wrong. Newly swelled to a five-piece fronted by gravel-voiced David Bassett, Dodgy's latest studio album arrives bankrolled by the band's fanbase, who stumped up the cash for the album's entire recording budget. And even if the record doesn't sell a bean, those fans have been paid back with interest. Dodgy may have lost some of that boyish twinkle, but when faced with such maturely competent fare as the melodic white-soul of "I Need a Little Lifting", The Faces bar-room rock of "Vision" and new classic "Rag Doll" (played like a depressed version of Madness) it's hard to grumble about the "good old days". The albums' only blot is the experimental and thoroughly ridiculous "You Shouldn't Wear Shorts--a sort of Madchester version of the Bonzo Dog Band peforming Blur's Parklife--which well and truly catches Dodgy with their trousers down. --Kevin Maidment

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I haven't heard anything from Dodgy for a while and on Monday I was out buying the new Super Furries album, when I saw this on the rack. Well, though the Super Furries is just ahead on number of plays so far, this is still better than anything Dodgy have ever done.
My previous favourite Dodgy album was <b>'Homegrown'</b> the more rockier stuff with 'Staying Out For The summer' and 'Grassman' being my favourite tracks, and this definitely has echoes of that. The main difference is that they now have a new singer but in all honesty it is the songs not the voice that really mark this album out. Tracks like 'Come To Bed', 'We All Need a Little Lifting' and 'Rag Doll' are all standouts but my favourite at the moment is 'Feel Good' which has more of an acoustic feel.
I've only had this album two days but it has really grown on me. When I played it to my mate Tony he said that he had read somewhere that the singer sounded like Rod Stewart - In fact his voice varies on different tracks, sometimes sounding like The Stereophonics and sometimes yes like Rod Stewart but that is why I came here to Amazon because a couple of years ago someone gave me a copy of 'Gasoline Alley' by Rod Stewart and it was great, honest. Anyway I lost my copy so was looking for it here.
But back to Dodgy and they really deserve a lot of credit, especially when you read ther sleeve notes and realise that there has also been some fan type thing where they have given money to make the album. How did they do that? Definitely 4 stars and in a couple of days time it might even get up to the five I might give Super Furries.
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well, nige clarke has gone, but replacement nick abnett adds a more rasping crafty cockney london tone to the lyrics.
all the songs have a kind of cheeky blur:parklife quality to them, and are lyrically amazing.
it just gets better with every listen.
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i remember thinking 'oh those 3 dodgy albums were great, didn't know they had a fourth. i'll get it on amazon for a penny probably' and was a bit surprised it was still hovering round the fiver mark. too much for me to afford as a poor student, i didn't bother. a few months later, of all places i saw it for a quid or two in a charity shop, couldn't believe it. without haste i picked it up, and it's amazing.

i love the old lineup, and saying this sounds nothing like the past 3 albums sounds like a diss, but it's just another work of brilliance. possibly even the best. should have maybe been released under a new band name as it's totally dif, but having said that, i doubt i would have bought it if so.

trackwise, every track is brilliant (maybe the the last track is touch weak). i could see why radio 2 dodgy fans might skip past Shouldn't Wear Shorts, but i like it. if you read 'streets meets parklife', then yeah i agree to a point, but that would put me off so don't listen too much to it.

part of the thrill of loving this album so much is that it's a real gem, and it feels like it's yours. you wanna spread the word, but at the same time you like that it's a nugget of gold in yours, and not many others' cd collections. get it while you can still find a copy on the second hand market, cos the more people that hear it, the fewer people that will want to part with it.
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I've always loved the original Dodgy recordings, great melodic power pop that makes any listener feel good. I wasn't sure what to expect with this album, which while called DODGY, is basically a different band. Well, what a pleasant surprise! This is a rich and diverse album that will reward any listener who gives it a go. Whilst is works brilliantly as an album, ranging across a lot of musical territory, from pop to soul and dancefloor, there are several stand out tracks. The single "Lifting" is a real grower and to me sounds like a great undiscovered soul classic. 'Vision' is a super catchy piece of Brit-Pop (think first album by the Stone Roses) and 'Rag doll' is quirky little number in the vain of The Kinks or Blur. Singer David Bassey has a really interesting voice, which many have rightly said sounds like early Rod Stewart. All band members contribute great playing, with the only flaw being less than brilliant production in a few spots (no doubt because it was 'self-funded' by fans, meaning it didn't have a massive recording budget).
In the end, I'd have to say that this is one of the many albums that make me think..."Why wasn't this huge?".
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