sâmbătă, 14 iunie 2008

The Trash Can Sinatras - I've Seen Everything (1993)

Scottish indie-pop stalwarts the Trash Can Sinatras were founded outside of Glasgow in 1987 by singer/guitarist Frank Reader (the brother of ex-Fairground Attraction singer Eddi Reader), guitarists John Douglas and Paul Livingston, bassist George McDaid and drummer Stephen Douglas.
"After such a promising start, I've Seen Everything blooms with even more depth and breadth. Deftly produced by Ray Shulman, the album boasts plenty of marvelous, grand-scale pop, especially the two splendid tracks that open it. Underneath Reader's resigned voice, "Easy Read" makes superb use of a dripping string section to wring every ounce of drama out of a wracking tune. But the Smiths-like "Hayfever" is the group's zenith; strings add warmth as this gorgeous, catchy track moves forcefully through dramatic verses and an arching chorus. While the LP takes a more somber, hushed turn thereafter, it never loses its thoughtful charm, and even returns to a more stomping dynamic level on the hypnotic neo-psychedelic "One at a Time." (From Trouser Press).
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