18.9.06

I just look at you and know you're pretty sweet

This is one of the best pop albums you've never heard. Crunchy guitars, three part harmonies, and cotton-candy melodies. Seriously, there's not a bad cut on this album. You might think differently, but you'd be wrong. Released in 97, this, sadly, was their final album.

Long Island
Minneapolis
Never Say Never (I totally love the moog on this one)

10 comments:

jennifer said...

A friend put 'Retreat From the Sun' on a mixtape for me that year. The harmonies were amazing. I shall listen to these songs, too!

jennifer said...

I can see why I never got into them. It's her super-flat phrasing, which is REALLY pronounced on "r"s. Ugh. It's so bratty and teenaged! I don't know, this 'sound' sounds very dated to me. Very early mid-90's crunchy sassy girl pop rock. Though this is what Avril and all whom she birthed do today, so that dog were obviously doing it first. Hmmm.

robot_hero said...

That's just nitpicking, isn't it? I kinda like her vocal delivery, I guess it works with these lyrics for me.

^_^

jennifer said...

Stefan doesn't like Neko's intonation and I don't like Anna's phrasing! We are bizzitches! :D

robot_hero said...

It's cool, I still love you guys. I think.

^_^

Stef said...

Hey, Jennifer, who are you calling a bizzitch? ;-)

I quite like this but then again I'm English and even if they're not, they sound like they are/want to be.

I kinda like the tracks here but very much of their time.

Talking of three part harmonies, I've found myself listening to The Pipettes a fair bit lately. Wrong I know but I'm a bizzitch. ;-)

robot_hero said...

Eh, The Pipettes are cool. I've got their album, it's fun and bouncy pop.

Stef said...

I was wondering how far their fame had spread.

jennifer said...

The Pipettes are like the Spice Girls, but better dressed, right? Ah well, I sang along to "Say You'll be There" back in the day.

robot_hero said...

Ha, that's probably a fair assessment.