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Monday, April 20, 2009

"We were mischievious and you were always wearing black"

The new Noisettes release is out today in the UK, and it's quite a soulful, funky affair. Imagine Amy Winehouse with an ear for pop radio. Wild Young Hearts is the no-argument Classic of the album (if you haven't heard it yet, you must) but I'm going to post my other favorite track, Never Forget You. It's a midtempo, old-school 60's sounding soul song that manages to put Winehouse, Adele and Duffy all to shame. Like the Zutons' Valerie a couple of years ago, it's got the soulful summer sound down perfectly. In fact, the entire album--a slick mix of ballads and dancier stuff--will end up as the soundtrack to many barbecues, for sure. I have to say, though, that it would benefit from some reshuffling of the tracks (Sometimes is pretty, but hardly a "wow" opener). I love this band's willingness to experiment and change styles, retaining strong hooks throughout. This will certainly be their breakout album.

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

1 Comments:

Blogger Scott said...

One of the most radical departures between debut and sophomore album I've heard in a long time--they now sound like a completely different band. Fantastic singer though!

4:57 PM  

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