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Electric Soft Parade - The American Adventure CD £1.05 delivered @ Amazon
Electric Soft Parade - The American Adventure CD £1.05 delivered @ Amazon

Electric Soft Parade - The American Adventure CD £1.05 delivered @ Amazon

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Really good album and a steal at this daft price

The Electric Soft Parade's second album The American Adventure--the follow-up to the Mercury Prize-nominated Holes in the Wall--is an in-depth study into the widescreen possibilities of indie rock. The Brighton brothers' noses for a pop hook remain undiminished, branding the woozy slide guitar swagger of "Things I've Done Before" and brooding rumble "Lights Out" as instant anthems. But for the most part, The American Adventure's hummable melodies are soft and bleary and buried in swathes of atmospheric bric-a-brac. The title track is a vast and desolate soundscape of eerie echoes, unnerving bleeps, deranged strings and circular vocals, punctuated by pockets of the dreamiest of tunes, while "Chaos" and "Existing" are feather-light lullabies floating on twinkling xylophones, harps and an unspoken menace. Even the likes of "Wrongest Thing in Town" and "Lose YR Frown", which start as sweet and simple country plodders, mutate into vast and crashing expanses of dogged drums, accordions and all manner of analogue organs and noises to mesmerise and disturb. An indie-pop sequel with big ambitions, The American Adventure strives for the magnificent and finds it at every turn.

Second album from Brighton's White brothers follows 2002's 'Holes In The Wall'. Less poppy and more experimental than their debut whilst retaining their sound of bluesy, vaguely psychedelic Americana-rock, this shows a marked growth in their songwriting skills. Includes the single 'Lose Yr Frown'.

1. Things I've Done Before
2. Bruxellisation
3. Lights Out
4. Wrongest Thing In Town
5. Lose Yer Frown
6. The American Adventure
7. Chaos
8. Headacheville
9. Existing

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Not quite as good as their debut album but still a very good album and a ridiculous pricetag! Hot, hot, hot.

Good album, excellent price - 'lose yr frown' stands out but several other good tracks too

as said above, not a patch on the first album, but rude not to at ths price

dont know of this group, who are they like?
Influences etc.

First album was Brit Pop that missed the boat as it was released too late but to be fair was an excellent album. This was disappointing rubbish but at this price it's worth playing frisbee out of the car window after one listen. I didn't buy their third and last album as it was over the standard £8.95 price and didn't want to take the risk.

Buy the first album - Holes in the Wall - good stuff

Thanks for posting - Just listening to it now (downloaded) and as discussed different to 'Holes in the Wall' - but worth a try at this price
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