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Posted by: Dave on April 18, 2005 at 4:51 pm

Sound: Breathy vocals and book-smart lyrics meet airy, sophisticated and grand pop/rock
Playlist Partners: Pulpicon, Geneicon, Morrisseyicon, Jamesicon, The Veilsicon (they certainly remind you of their predecessors, but carve out their own niche)
Heavy Rotation track: It Ended On an Oily Stageicon
Medium Rotation tracks: How Will I Ever Find My Way
Home?
icon“; “Please Stand Upicon“; “To Get to Sleepicon“; “Victorian Iceicon“; “Be Goneicon
Recommended: To anyone that can’t get enough of that proper and eccentric Brit Pop sound that gushes with memorable lines and hooks. This is far more focused, slicker and safer than their often raw and schizophrenic debut album The Decline of British Sea Powericon.
Grade: B+ (Slight chance of being on of my Top 20 Albums of 2005)

(As posted 4/18/05 on davepowersmusic.com)
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One Response to “British Sea Power Open Season (Rough Trade)”

  1. New Music Nation » Blog Archive » British Sea Power Do You Like Rock Music? (Rough Trade) Says:

    […] Sound: A relatively equal balance of the scrappy, eccentric Brit punk of their debut album, The Decline of British Sea Power, and the woozy, romantic Brit pop of its follow-up, Open Season. The songwriting and lead vocal duties are also equally divided between brothers Yan and Hamilton Wilkinson. Yan tends toward the breathy and dreamy sounds, while Hamilton favors dirty and more direct melodies. Regardless of the tempo or mood, each song has an arena-sized vastness. Heavy Rotation tracks: none Medium Rotation tracks: “Waving Flags”; “Open the Door”; “Atom”; “No Need To Cry” Recommended: British Sea Power’s arty and out-there music always piques the curiosity. There’s plenty on here to like whether you preferred their rougher debut or its more elegant follow-up. But Do You Like Rock Music? is lacking the standout tracks of its predecessors. Grade: B […]

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