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Savage Garden :: CD, £2.99 delivered @ HMV + Quidco
Savage Garden :: CD, £2.99 delivered @ HMV + Quidco

Savage Garden :: CD, £2.99 delivered @ HMV + Quidco

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A good album. Big, expansive Euro-pop, Australian style. Stylistically, this duo is coming straight out of the '80s with a vengeance. Savage Garden look to Duran Duran and Big Country for influences. Guitars are used for texture, not as instruments of angst or anger. But the Prince-style strings and piano at the end of "To the Moon and Back" show a willingness to experiment within the somewhat narrow confines of their chosen sound.
The feel is electronic, but not inhuman. "I Want You" sounds a lot like Roxette (remember Roxette?!!), with its rapid-fire, hip-hoppy vocal affectations, but then "Truly Madly Deeply" comes along, a ballad replete with open-chord guitar sweeps and gospel-inflected keyboards. There's even a nice classical guitar solo at at the end to round things out. If you like modern dance music, but with a semblance of melody and some pleasant instrumental concepts, you just might want to enter this conventionally pretty, not-so-savage garden.

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Cracking album. Chicka cherry cola.

Truly Madly Deeply is an aural crime to humanity.

great album

This is one of my fave albums of all time I'm now into rock indie and alternative music but always go back to this LOVE IT!!

To the Moon and back - fantastic. Well worth 2.99.
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