Prime Music
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 1 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Bring on the Comets has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by vs_music
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: International Shipped DHL Priority SmartMail with delivery in about 4 to 15 days
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Bring on the Comets
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Bring on the Comets


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Prime Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, August 28, 2007
"Please retry"
$13.25
$1.69 $0.01
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.

Black Friday in Music Black Friday in Music


Amazon's VHS or Beta Store

Music

Image of album by VHS or Beta

Photos

Image of VHS or Beta
Visit Amazon's VHS or Beta Store
for 9 albums, 5 photos, discussions, and more.


Frequently Bought Together

Bring on the Comets + Night on Fire
Price for both: $28.24

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 28, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Astralwerks
  • ASIN: B000TITOMS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #186,455 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Euglama
2. Love In My Pocket
3. She Says
4. Can't Believe a Single Word
5. Burn It All Down
6. Take It Or Leave It
7. Alpha Theta
8. Bring On the Comets
9. Fall Down Lightly
10. We Could Be One
11. Time Stands Still
12. The Stars Where We Came From

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Astralwerks is excited to announce the release of the new VHS OR BETA album on August 28 Bring On The Comets. It is their most ambitious, confined and hook landed album and represents a huge step forward in their songwriting. Bring On The Comets provides heartfelt anthems with a newfound discovery of musical freedom and an undeniable return to alternative/pop music.

Amazon.com

The cover art will make an entire generation of kids who spent late nights hoping to get a peek at something naughty through a scrambled cable signal get all misty-eyed. But that might be the most nostalgic thing about Bring on the Comets, the third album by the Kentucky-based trio VHS or Beta. The group that once took its primary inspiration from dance-pop heroes, ranging from Duran Duran to Daft Punk, has toughened its sound and shifted focus from slinky beats to sullen melodies on tracks like "Can't Believe a Single Word," "The Stars Where We Came From," and the high-strung "Time Stands Still." While album highlight "Burn It All Down" proves the group can still knock out a dizzying club jam, this release is mostly a testament to its newfound ease around wailing guitars, live drums, and bearded members of My Morning Jacket. We all have to grow up sometime. --Aidin Vaziri

Customer Reviews

I really enjoyed "Fall Down Lightly" as well i just felt it from the beginning of the song.
Derrick Jenkins
Each song is catchy and should be a staple in any music-lover's collection, regardless of what genre you affiliate yourself with.
L. Ewing
You just have to love it when you come across an album that you play over and over and over and over again - this is one of them.
Wes

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Wes on May 13, 2008
Format: Audio CD
You just have to love it when you come across an album that you play over and over and over and over again - this is one of them. I am stunned by the quality of the production, which does harken back to the 80's - and in a superb, electrifying fashion. I agree wholeheartedly with a comment made previously saying that if this came out back then, it would have dominated, been huge. To me, it comes off like a combination of Big Country + Real Life (if you remember those bands). Rocking, yet with layers of synths aplenty. I have seen them perform live and they were incredible - you should too, if you're lucky enough to be in town when they are. This album is excellent and one of the best of 2007. Play it in a car with a deluxe system to REALLY experience its power.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Kramer on September 29, 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
VHS Or Beta are the unabashed mascots of dance rock. I can't think of a better term for what they do musically. Composed as a traditional 4-piece with synthetic enhancements (e.g. electronic drum pads and occasional synths), the band at times can be hard to distinguish from a fully electronic outfit. 'Bring on The Comets' is different from previous releases that focused on a specific dance genre, whether it was French Disco or 80s Brit New Wave, and is their foray into something that truly resembles Rock for dancing or rather "rock for the club". Sometimes the album feels Classic, sometimes Arena, sometimes Country and sometimes Indie Rock.

"Love in My Pocket" has a swaggering rock feel, like it might be an updated Cheap Trick song with its seemingly tongue-in-cheek lyrics about love. "Can't Believe A Single Word" has the quick-tongued intro and falsetto of something The Darkness would scribe. The track is truly anthemic, a blessing for those that pump their fists in the air and shake their [...] at the same time. It's not unexpected that VHS' combo of mainstream rock and glitter-ball club antics might get excessive - it can. Thankfully, the album has a tendency to switch things up from track to track keeping the sound varied. Indie Pop rears itself onto the album on "Fall Down Lightly" with its chorus reminiscent of a wistful Ivy song. The albums final track "The Stars Where We Came From" has lead singer Craig Pfunder bellowing over pedal steel and piano in a heartbroken piece that crescendos in tragic Country Rock style.

VHS Or Beta have forayed into the Rock area of Dance Rock on "Comets", but one thing that has stayed consistent is their penchant for thematic albums. Only the song "Burn It All Down" truly stands out as more club dance than bar rock.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul Allaer TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 1, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Louisville-based VHS or Beta has gone through an interesting musical evolution, from the mostly instrumental 2002 "Le Funk" album, to the excellent dance-oriented (with upfront lead vocals) 2004 "Night On Fire" album, to this, the eagerly awaited third album.

On "Bring On the Comets" (12 tracks, 44 min.), the band, now a trio, expands its musical pallet while staying true to the dance-oriented beat from the earlier albums. Opener "Euglama" is a 1 min. instrumental that would fit in nicely on "Le Funk", it fades in and then out, as if to say, this is what we were but now we're on to bigger and better things, then crashing into "Love In My Pocket", a terrific sing-along, as is "Can't Believe a Single Word" (the first single). It is immediately clear that guitars are more upfront than ever before, and drummer Mark Guldry has resorted back to 'real' drums (instead of the electronical drums used before). The album flows along nicely. "Burns It All Down" is reminicent of the sound on the "Night On Fire" album. The terrific first half of the album concludes with an urgent "Take It Or Leave it". The second half of the album starts off with another short instrumental, then dives into the title track, a exalerating look at the sky, just great. "Fall Down Lightly" brings a funky bass to the fore and reminds me of "You Got Me", the best track on "Night On Fire". Even at track 11, "Time Stands Still", you can feel the urgency of the band and the album. Closer "The Stars Where We Came From" is the longest track of the album, a pensive tune and a nice way to round out things. Incidentally, the band got help on a number of tracks from their Louisville brethren My Morning Jacket, including Jim James providing backing vocals and guitar.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By K. Tock on November 20, 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a fantastic CD. Reminds me of that late 70's early 80's dance pop, but with decent lyrics, a very good CD from start to finish, only complaint if any is, some of the songs can run together, but, I like it makes ya want to move, you want to turn it up, and is a throw back to the days of Bands like, The Producers, Mighty Lemon Drops, Flesh for Lulu, and some what like INXS, but if you (like me) grew up in the late 70's early 80's for really discovering music, well, to me, this is what this CD reminds me of. But, best way is for you to listen to the previews,, I think it is great and is what the band intended for it to be, to me, nothing wrong with Music that is intended to make ya want to Dance and Jam, and that is exactly what this CD does.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?