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The Boat People - yesyesyesyesyes
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The Boat People - yesyesyesyesyes

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Reviewer :
Pär Winberg Format: Album
Year: 2005
Label: Frumpy
Genre: Power Pop
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When I hear that an artist/band comes from Australia I always listen a little extra, cause a big portion of my recordcollection best albums are from down under. They have something extra in their cereals for breakfast.
So - what THE BOAT PEOPLE from down under? They have been compared with bands like Split Enz, Wilco, John Lennon, Coldplay, Dandy Warhols, David Byrne and The Sleepy Jackson just to mention a few. And that quite explains what we?re dealing with here. But I would also wanna add a big portion of Ben Folds and Jason Mraz as well. And that is perhaps what makes this band such a cool gem... The mixture of styles.
Second out "Unsettle My Heart" is a great piece of work with a perfect refrain and a cool almost Jellyfish smelling verse. Fourth out "She?s a Good Soul" is another really cool tune with a very weird way of being - a song that contains all sort of tempos and take you on a helluva ride. The sweet "Sink Into The Sea" with lovely harmonyvocals smells the Finn Brothers and in that way it goes... Well, I can mention "Tell Someone Who Care" which is the "hitsingle" on the album...
A very good album is what you have in front of you when you have purchased your own copy - and a very funny ride between styles that we love.

Tracklisting 1. Clean
2. Unsettle My Heart
3. Irony
4. She's a Good Soul
5. Sink into the Sea
6. Tell Someone Who Cares
7. If We Hadn't Got Together...
8. Possum Magic
9. Central Station
10. Building Bridges, Digging Caves
11. The Picturesque
12. Me and the Sun


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