For about four or five years now, I've been playing Henning's songs for people and saying they were my own. Please don't tell him that. Brief, romantic and simple, in a why-didn't-I-think-of-that way, his stories and melodies touch people without resorting to attitude or pretense. If his name weren't so hard to pronounce, he'd be Yngwie Malmsteen by now. --Chris Collingwood (Fountains of Wayne)
I liked the last record from this Northampton group, but I'm finding their third album considerably more enjoyable. As before, the band displays a variety of styles and influences, but this time around, it seems as if maybe Henning (the band's leader and songwriter) got most of the slower, more introspective songs out of his system on his last solo record... Not to say that there aren't quiet moments on here, but the emphasis is certainly on the peppier tunes, which remind me quite a bit of the Vehicle Flips</>. and Wimp Factor 14
. You'll also hear similarities to Fountains Of Wayne
in spots (and I'm not even talking about the songs where Chris Collingwood
provides backing vocals!) and They Might Be Giants
in other places (the playful-sounding music in Journal Of Lies
would've fit perfectly on Lincoln). Though I have to say that a couple of these songs seem to go on just a little too long (Boring Dream
, for example), I still think that a number of these songs rank among Henning's best work to date. MTQ=10/11 --IndiePages.com
O início deste A Telephone Built For Two
tem uma sequência de 3 canções que logo fazem do álbum um must-listen: Periscope, Feel Like I Should
e This Time It Looks Good
. Para esse disco, os americanos do School For The Dead reuniram influências como They Might Be Giants
, Fountains Of Wayne
(um dos integrantes do fountains participa em algumas faixas desse album) e até The Kinks
!. A Telephone Built For Two
é excelente para começar um domingo, até mesmo para pegar a estrada de manhã, sem preocupações, deixando apenas se levar pelos versos inocentes e pelas melodias juvenis.
Afinal, a gente não vive do jeito que deveria..
And here is what the Google Translator suggest for Portuguese:
The beginning of The Telephone Built For Two is a sequence of 3 songs that just make the album a must-listen, Periscope, Feel Like I Should, and This Time It Looks Good. For this disc, the Americans of School For The Dead together influences as They Might Be Giants, Fountains Of Wayne (one of the fountains of the members participating in some of the album tracks) and even The Kinks!. A Telephone Built For Two is great to start a Sunday, even to hit the road in the morning without worries, leaving only be carried away by the melodies and verses innocent juveniles.
After all, we do not live the way they should .. --The Crystal Lake, Brazil