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Monday, April 14, 2008

Eskobar - Flat Earth

"A flat earth spinning like a coin on the ground"

Listening to Eskobar's most recent album, Death In Athens, I can't help but question what was going through their mind when they decided to enter the lukewarm Hallelujah New World in this year's Melodifestivalen. It is easily one of the weakest tracks on an otherwise really great album. I could name at least five other songs that would have fit the contest so much better. I've always loved Daniel Bellqvist's voice but my biggest problem with Eskobar in the past was their lack of more uptempo material. Death In Athens turns this around as the band adopt a poppier, almost disco influenced sound that works amazingly for them. The songs all have a very classy sound (many sound like Bond themes, actually). One of the most instant tracks is Flat Earth, which leaps out immediately with a catchy synth assisted beat and a brilliant, radio ready chorus. Compared to Hallelujah, wouldn't this be a giant hit??

Edit: I realize I've gotta mention You Can't Hear Me in this post as well, because that song is an absolute beauty. I mean, that chorus is AMAZING. Actually, the whole Here Me/Flat Earth/Quiet World portion of the album is pretty darn amazing.

Eskobar - Flat Earth (zshare)

(Music posted for evaluation purposes only. If you like what you hear, support the artists! Buy the album here.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed! They chose very unwisely!

3:35 PM  

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