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A Different Kind Of Fix

August 29, 2011 | Format: MP3

$7.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 29, 2011
  • Release Date: August 29, 2011
  • Label: A&M / Octone Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 Universal Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited
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  • Total Length: 50:44
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  • ASIN: B005I0DI38
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,153 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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On first listen, this album might be hard to understand, to listen to and to accept, its quite different from their previous albums, but its nonetheless a Bombay Bicycle Club album through and through. Its just an evolution, one that contains all the great parts that their previous albums imparted.

1: How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep; A great opening track with jangling guitars a little electronic beep and bop give this album a fresh driving beat accompanied by Suren de Saram's great drum beat, it really is a great song to wake up to and get moving.

2: Bad Timing: This starts out a little melancholy, kind of reminds me of the band Ultra in its structure. "with all your powers I am pushing back", the song sings of loss and the inability to stop it happening, slightly dour for the second track, but hey I like it dour, so another great track.

3: Your Eyes: Picks up the mood and offers a slightly more aggressive mood than the other songs so far, the great thing about this track are all the little instruments they use, here and there, just make it very interesting to pick through. I just love the way the song ends...

4: Lights Out, Words Gone: Ah man the beginning of this song is delicious, "my heart is breaking like you heard", great structure, reminds me a little of ska. I believe its Lucy Rose singing with them, great haunting song.

5: Take the Right One: Hits its stride straight away, very reminiscent of late 80's early nineties Seattle movement, but brought up to date.
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After Bombay Bicycle Club's last album, Flaws, introduced the more mellow, acoustic-folk side of the band, I didn't think A Different Kind of Fix could stand up. I loved I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose and its crisp style of indie rock that mirrored other geographically and melodically close groups like The Maccabees, and the unplugged departure of their second album grabbed me by the cochlea and transduced its acoustical signals right on down to my auditory cortex. Their newest collection of songs is almost a compromise for Jack Steadman (lead vocals, guitar), Jamie MacColl (guitar), Ed Nash (bass) and Suren de Saram (drums)--it combines the standard electric feel of their first album with the softer, almost more sentimental tone of their second. Songs like How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep and Lights Out, Words Gone will catch you from the first listen, and others like Beggars and Your Eyes take a little more time to chew over, but will rapidly become your favorites.
This album is unlike anything I've ever heard. It melds the catchy, danceable tunes of pop with the substantive feel of rock, and the lyrical (and musical) depth and replayability of folk. The title says it best, this truly is A Different Kind of Fix.
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By Chris on December 12, 2011
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This record has the goods. The production and song writing are simply top notch. The melodies are lovely and catchy without being cliche. The lyrics resonate with the music while lingering in your head long after the tune ends. Jack Steadman's vocals effortlessly flow while exhibiting impressive range and tone - at times breathy, other times soft, occasionally heavy, yet never abrupt or out of place. The vocal harmonization provides depth and is evidence of stellar production. There are many melodies and rhythms frequently coming in and out during various sections of many of the songs, but they never feel crowded - each note is crisp and recognizable. The record sounds fantastic with a pair of quality headphones, yet doesn't sound muddy when turned up even on low-end speakers. As for the individual tunes themselves, Luke's review below is pretty spot on. The record has it all - a few catchy pop singles, slow grooves, ballads, and a rocker or two. Simply put, this is a fantastic record by talented and promising musicians in a top quality recording studio with seasoned sound engineers. I'm waiting in anticipation for what these boys will bring us next.
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Bombay Bicycle Club are the latest indie rock band from England. They were initially started by three of the four members while they were still in high school. After recruiting the fourth member at a funeral, they went off to to play numerous gigs around London. They were entered into a network competition that was sponsored by Virgin Mobile where they would get the chance to perform at a huge live venue. After they won the contest, they were given the opening slot at the V Festival. A few years late into their career, they released a couple of well recieved EP's and signed with Island Records to release their informal debut. 2009 saw the issue of "I Had The Blues, But I Shook Them Loose"- a song named after a line on A Tribe Called Quest's "People Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm". The following year saw the release of their sophomore effort- the stripped down "Flaws". In 2011, they issued their third album- and first American release under A&M/Octone Records- the most accomplished outing "A Different Kind Of Fix".

On this new album, they reunite with the producer of their first album Jim Abbiss (Best known for his work with Arctic Monkeys, Adele and the Sneaker Pimps). This new project sounds like a hybrid of early Radiohead with a little Joy Division thrown in. They start the album off with "How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep"- a song that originally appeared on the deluxe edition to the soundtrack of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse". The channel the sound of early new wave on "Bad Timing" while also delivering the uptempo "Your Eyes". They get vocal assistance from fellow British singer Lucy Rose on the radio accessible romance themed "Lights Out, Worlds Gone", the catchy "Leave It" and the ballad "Favourite Day".
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