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Plate Spinner
Plate Spinner
Price: £3.18

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Get this just for one track alone, 9 Jan. 2004
This review is from: Plate Spinner (Audio CD)
Hearts on fire.
I need say nothing more than that. Possibly the most perfect piece of music ever written.
Myracle Brah continue to turn out wonderful songs, although this album is not entirely consistent. Its got great, good, ok and the odd not so good track on it. But when they are great, they are amazing.
They dont make brilliant albums, but they write brilliant songs, and for the one song alone, this album must be in your collection.

Life on Planet Eartsnop
Life on Planet Eartsnop
Offered by trec002
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better and better and better still, 9 Jan. 2004
This review is from: Life on Planet Eartsnop (Audio CD)
I first discovered this band in 2001, and bought the third album, names after the band, and wondered where they had been all my life.
This was the second album I got hold of, and initially I was unsure as I flicked through the tracks. There are a couple of tracks I still skip through - the ones where they try and do something a bit different, a but glam, a bit too 70's. And it doesnt work, they are best sticking to what they are without doubt the best at - the 3 minute heart breaking feel good tearjerking ballad rock harmony type thing.
But something happens to you as you listen to certain tracks on this wonderful collection of beautiful songs. Something that makes you say to yourself that it doesnt matter what anyone else did or does, this is what its all about. They have achieved what everyone set out to once upon a time, and that is to make the perfect musical sound.
Myracle Brah know how to make 3 minutes change your life, and the way you see music.
Someone said to me that a lot of this sounds like the Beatles. Ok, there is an influence. But I think this is how the Beatles would have wanted to sound.
Some albums are in your collection because you feel obliged to get them (Stone Roses, The Jam, Coldplay), others because they are just simply too good not to have (Leaves, Budapest, Snow Patrol).
But this, this is something I simply say to you - get it, listen to it and it will get better and beter and better still. Every time. You will thank me for it one day.

The Myracle Brah
The Myracle Brah
Offered by Todays Great Deal
Price: £8.15

5.0 out of 5 stars This is the best album you will have ever heard, 13 Sept. 2003
This review is from: The Myracle Brah (Audio CD)
Where have The Myracle Brah been all my life? I wish I had discovered sooner, thats for sure.
This is the first album of theirs that I got hold of, after being recommended them by a friend, and it is simply the best collection of heart-wrenching back-beat tunes I have ever heard.
Forget what Oasis tried to do to become the new Beatles, these guys have done it. It is a throw back to the 60's Meresybeat sound, but with an up to date production, and it works superbly.
There is not one song on this album that lets it down, and there are one or two tunes that will stand out from the crowd, but generally it is just a fantastic collection of wonderful songs.
I cannot stress strongly enough how good this band is, and what a fool you would be not to listen to them.
My only regret is only discovering them in 2001!

Turn On The Bright Lights
Turn On The Bright Lights
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £6.06

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New new wave mastery, 8 Sept. 2003
Dont stop and think about buying this album, just do it.
Having bought it on the back of hearing just two tracks, namely NYC and PDA, I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the whole album, which has a pleasing consistency.
This band make their own distinctive sound, although their are definite influences from bands such as Joy Division and The Clash, and a more upbeat sound that could be New Order or Talking Heads.
However, what these guys are good at is crashing an echoy guitar against a melody, and coming up with something that sounds as refreshing as it does old school.
The album opens up with the beautiful "Untitled", a slow but positive haunting song and a great opener to the album, followed by "Obstacle 1", recently released as a single and one of the greatest tracks of the collection. This is an upbeat ride through the late 80s and early 90s that'll set your foot tapping and dying for more. Then the mood is slowed back down again as the chilling "NYC" kicks in, before you get booted back into action with "PDA" - and you will think you have heard this before.
"Say Hello to the Angels" starts like something The Clash would have been proud of, and "Hands Away" calms you down again after the frenzy. The beat picks up again for "Obstacle 2" which is one of the outstanding tracks, before "Stella was a diver.." leaves you feeling confused about where they might go next.
And where they go next is to heaven and back, with "Roland" and "The New" displaying undertones of Talking Heads but in their own unique way, before "Leif Erikson" closes proceedings nicely.
What Paul Banks and his pals do with this album is manage to throw you back to the late 80s whilst managing to remain in the 21st century. The clever rythyms cross over with the ghostly guitars and the singer's disturbed vocals, leaving you feeling initially as if you have been driven at 90 miles an hour down a country lane in the dark without the lights on. But one thing is for sure; you will want to do it again.
Like this if you like The Strokes, Libertines, Kent, Dandy Warhols and Longview. Its a brilliant debut.

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