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Duncan Sheik - Covers 80's

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Reviewer :
Kaj Roth Format: Album
Release date: 2011-06-07 Year: 2011
Label: Sneaky Records
Genre: Singer Songwriter
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Duncan Sheik has since his debut in 1996 delivered six full-length albums, and where four were released on Atlantic. The favorite is Daylight from 2002 in which he found a great collection of songs and the collaboration with Patrick Leonard was really a success.
Do not think he really got into the same level on the two subsequent White Limousine (2006) and Whisper House (2009), but they’re still good albums worth checking up if you’re looking for well-made pop.
This album which is as the title reveals a cover record and then from the known 80 century band, exclusively from England. We get songs like Depeche Mode's Stripped, Howard Jones's What Is Love and Tears for Fears Shout's in true spirit of Duncan Sheik. The harmonies and melodies are there like before with a low-key sound and elegant harmonies. Is normally not a big fan of cover songs to be honest, but I think Duncan interpretations are very nice, where he gives them a new and exciting guise.

The negative thing is that it’s very quiet and since all of the tracks follow the same pace it gets a bit boring after some time. Still it’s a good album for the right moment with its nice romantic touch.

Tracklisting 1. Stripped
2. Hold Me Now
3. Love Vigilantes
4. Kyoto Song
5. What Is Love?
6. So Alive
7. Shout
8. Gentlemen Take Polaroids
9. Life's What You Make It
10. William, It Was Really Nothing
11. Stay
12. The Ghost In You


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