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Friday, December 22, 2006

12. The Feeling - Twelve Stops And Home
The Feeling best represent the soft-rock resurgence of 2006. This is a genre that can either be welcome and fun, or utterly pointless. Luckily, this album passes the fun quotient (the f.q.?) with timeless melodies and an absolutely joyful sound, even when the subject matter is less than sunny. A consistent album with room for growth, it's the kind of record where literally any song could have been chosen as a single.

Album Track: Kettle's On - A stunning, homegrown ballad, this song is rightly placed along the band's hit Sewn, another fantastic, slow-burning song. This one is notable mostly for its slinky background and nuanced vocal performance.

11. Bodies Without Organs - Halycon Days
This Swedish trio manages the almost impossible: making highly produced, europop and still managing to sound like a credible band. Somehow they find a way to make disposable music absolutely indispensable. Halycon Days is more pop oriented and diverse than their debut, bt still just as fun. And, it must be… four singles in Sweden so far and counting.

Album Track: Obsession - A creepy, catchy dance track that compliments European Psycho off of their first album, Obsession is a late album gem in an album brimming over with them.


Blogger Paul said...

ooo two of my top albums of the year :) Both just so gleeful and lovely to listen to! Can't wait to see what's coming up!

5:05 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

Definitely two guilty pleasures that weren't in the least bit guilty!

10:12 AM  

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