The vocals don't let up for the whole album, yet it never sounds tired, forced or mundanely repetitive. Many have tried, and failed, to perfectly merge music and poetry like this.
This is one of them. It also helps that the songs are also great. And, 'New Town'! It probably remains one of my all-time favourite songs.
However, my favourite version is the one from their Triple J Live At The Wireless which doesn't seen to be anywhere on the internet. I really should upload it , which descends into a Velvet Underground-y wall of noise by the end of the song. I'd be trying to hunt down a vinyl copy of this album for many years. Like many hard to find treasures, it turned up on eBay from time to time - and always for far more than I was willing to pay for it.
Then, out of nowhere, a limited re-pressing was announced for Record Store Day this year along with Adalita's first album and the first Dresden Dolls album, both for the first time on vinyl and both equally out of the blue.
Hidden categories: Articles with short description Short description is different from Wikidata Articles with hAudio microformats Album articles lacking alt text for covers. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Galego Edit links. Tompkins ' scat speak-singing is the band's main attraction, a youthful chirp that never pierces.
Her repet-pet-petitive repetitive style might be at odds with the ears of some listeners, but it's just as unique as the exuberant vocals featured on records by any of the bands mentioned above.
The set is remarkably cohesive, with the differences in each song taking a few listens to sink in. Only six of Any Other City's ten songs will be new to those who purchased the band's trio of issued singles. The overlap is reworked, usually with slight improvements made over the original. Only "The Leanover" suffers, losing some of the raw thrill of the single version.
If there's a gripe to be had with the record, that's it. An ex-excite-exciting, phenom-enom-phenomenal debut. Add to Watchlist. People who viewed this item also viewed. Picture Information. Mouse over to Zoom - Click to enlarge.
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