- Audio CD (August 8, 2000)
- Original Release Date: August 8, 2000
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Too Pure Records
- ASIN: B000026I92
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #240,723 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Good Looking Blues Import
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In doing so, I became an instant fan and began sending friends and co-workers to their site as well. One of the friends whom I pointed in Laika's direction then surprised me with this CD, which I have been listening to pretty much incessantly ever since.
The blends of instruments vs. trip-hop sounds is a unique one - they don't sound overly digitized, nor pop in the slightest. The lyrics paint a picture and you find yourself listening to the stories they tell. From the hilarious email virus hoax in "Badtimes" to the spellbinding "Black Cat Bone" to the heartbreaking "Last Single Word," there is not one track that should be skipped. I literally laugh out loud during "Badtimes," no matter how many times I hear it. I love that the CD has a mix of shorter songs and long, extended tracks; symphonic instruments and techno-beats; melancholy stories and lively messages.
I will definitely continue to keep tabs on Laika and check out their other albums as well. Five stars to "Good Looking Blues," if not ten stars.
The more I listen to it, the more convinced I am that, although I am well out of date in discovering it, this CD is one of the best things I have heard in a while. All of the positive reviews this disc has received from other reviewers on this website are thoroughly deserved. As an album, it cannot really be faulted. It really flows, with each excellent track following seamlessly from the next. I was going to recommend a few particularly astonishingly good tunes but decided against it, given how good it works as a whole.
The perfect accompaniment for whatever takes your fancy. Right now, I fancy checking out everything else this band has ever made.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This knocked me out on the first listen. Then I bought a couple more of their CDs. I'm glad I bought this. I bought it because of the reviews I had read.Published on September 30, 2013 by Edward O
Nice spacious sound. Infectious beats. Some of the tracks take a run at avant garde jazz with stabs of trumpet, flute, clarinet fluttering around the mix. Read morePublished on March 20, 2012 by Eric J. Anderson
Solidly second-tier trip hop act seems to constantly orbit that consistently quite-good-though-hardly-great quality level, with their lightly brooding, atmospherically beat-driven... Read morePublished on June 29, 2009 by IRate
Laika is what it would sound like if Poe performed vocals for MC 900 Ft Jesus: half-hushed, half-sung lyrics floating over electronic beats, fluttering bass clarinets, muted... Read morePublished on July 21, 2008 by Arlin Rogers
I love this cd, it has all the trip hop dreamyness to it that I like and then a very unique voice that twists some crazy lyrics together to make your experience just awesome. Read morePublished on February 21, 2007 by Seth777
After the brilliant, discordant and fiery yet somehow soft debut Silver Apples Of The Moon and the perhaps a little over-relaxed Sounds Of The Satellites, Laika returned in 2000... Read morePublished on December 7, 2003 by mianfei
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