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Let's Bottle Bohemia [Import]

ThrillsAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Tell Me Something I Don't Know 3:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Whatever Happened To Corey Haim? 3:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Faded Beauty Queens 3:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Saturday Night 2:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Not For All The Love In The World 4:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Our Wasted Lives 3:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. You Can't Fool Old Friends With Limousines 3:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  9. The Curse Of Comfort 3:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. The Irish Keep Gate-Crashing 3:09$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 13, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Virgin Records
  • ASIN: B0002JKPOU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #195,087 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Let's Bottle Bohemia is the Thrills' follow-up to the platinum debut 'So Much For The City' (2003). Featuring appearances from Van Dyke Parks & Peter Buck. 11 tracks includes the hidden track 'A City Of Long Nights'. 2004.

The Thrills' debut, So Much For the City, was a genuine bolt from the blue--a sunny West Coast pop album recorded by five boys who grew up in dreary Dublin, Ireland. It's inevitable that some of the novelty fades on the follow-up. Yes, the introduction of syrupy strings and fussy production touches has darkened the air. And the album art, unlike the atmospheric picture on the cover of its predecessor, hardly sets a proper mood. Yet there is still something quite wondrous about Let's Bottle Bohemia. At its best--the dizzying harmonies of "Whatever Happened to Corey Haim?," the epic sadness behind "Not For All the Love in the World"--there is evidence of a band joyously kicking against the sophomore album syndrome. --Aidin Vaziri

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why does no one "get" this album?¿? May 9, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Before I begin let me spread out my musical credentials for you so that you'll trust my opinion a wee bit. I'm a guy who believes that "Pet Sounds" and "Astral Weeks" are the greatest records ever, who believes "Kid A" is Radiohead's best work, and who thinks that The Killers "Hot Fuss", Interpol's "Antics", Animal Collective's "Tung Songs", and The Thrills "Let's Bottle Bohemia" are the best discs of 2004. But the reason I think nobody gets that is that they haven't really listened to this album. If they'd give this album the time they gave "OK Computer" or that they poured into "Dissentergration" then they'd understand this as the masterpiece that it is.

The first two cuts from the album build to beautiful solos. The first one being a distorted Beatles riff and the second being a beautiful string arrangement. "Faded Beauty Queen" begins with the great line of "How did you do it? Oh she said, "Smoke and Mirrors, Anything for love" and when the mandolin kicks in on the second verse it's at that point that you are instantly hooked. "Saturday Night" is so deceptively hooky that it's unfair and "Not for All the Love in the World" is the best song Paul McCartney never got the chance to write. They continue through the rest of the album telling there view of California life and life in general and that's where a big problem that people have with this album comes from. On "So Much For the City" they were a band discovering California (which really is just there metaphor for life) for the first time, wide eyed and only seeing the good in it. Where as this time they are seeing it for what it really is fantastic but flawed, and they are reveling in the fact. Cause as they say the sweet is never as sweet without the sour.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Let's hope they keep it up February 24, 2005
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Format:Audio CD
I was immediately swept away when i heard the Thrills first album, SMFTC. I have heard a lot of people complain that they lost their californian sound with Let's Bottle Bohemia. Although the songs are not as memorable the first time through, after a few listens this album clearly stands as another great album in the THRILLS career. Sure, the sound is different, more guitar driven, but it's more mature and I like it just as much, if not more, than the first album. The lyrics are more sophisticated and the arrangements include strings. My favorite songs on the album include Saturday Night and Tell Me Something I don't Know. But all the songs on the album contain that touch that only the THRILLS can put on a song. I really love the THRILLS and this album only strengthens my case that THE THRILLS are one of the best new bands. Let's hope they keep up the good work.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Different, but I like it November 21, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Actually I would give this a little below 4 stars, maybe a 3.7. I like the tunes on this CD, and some of the lyrics in the songs. I think the thrills poke fun at society a little in some of their songs. The Thrills make some really pretty songs and just about everyone sounds like something you would see in a dramatic movie or something. What I dislike about this CD is that it verges on being whiny at times. I'm not a huge fan of emo, and this CD sometimes comes close to being classified in that genre of music. Fortunately, it makes up for it with songs which are more lively than those of most emo bands. This CD is far from being perfect, but it is very fresh, and is a nice break from the typical radio music heard on the clear chanel waves today (thank GOD!)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More thrills... October 11, 2004
Format:Audio CD
While maybe not as immediately catchy as the first four tracks on "So Much For The City," pleasures from the Thrills' quickly recorded follow-up to that small masterpiece lie deeper. The songwriting on their sophmore release--the awkwardly titled "Let's Bottle Bohemia"--is actually more complex than on SMFTC with dark lines like "you show your age/when you drown your rage/but I see past those laughter lines" from "Not For All the Love in the World" and "lust, top 40 fame.../I can smell your catholic shame" from "The Irish Keep Gate Crashing" offsetting the album's sunny, upbeat melodies. Some might argue that this is just more of the same from the Thrills who cut their teeth blending Irish angst with California cool, but since the first record worked so wonderfully, why change after just 11 months?

On LBB, singer Conor Deasy's tunes come rushing one after another until after just ten tracks--clocking in at a breezy 35 minutes--you're flushed with giddiness. And what could be so wrong with that?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Its a grower....... October 12, 2004
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Ok, 'So Much For The City' contained some of best catchy summer tunes you could wish for, but what the Thrills have come up with with their follow up, is a much more rounded and consistent album. This album is better than SMFTC but definately takes a few listens to get fully into it. Corey haim is the catchiest thing going here but then again its the catchiest song anyone has released in recent months. There are other gems on this record too....'not for all the love...' is sad but beautiful, while 'Found my rosebud' and 'The irish keep gate-crashing' are not like the pleasant acoustic guitar led songs of SMFTC, but they are equally as catchy and better allround songs. The lyrics are honest, the song writing is better and musically they have improved. Above all else, unlike SMFTC, there are no weak songs to drag this album down. As a whole, this is an excellent album that grows on you more and more with each listen. Bye it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Melodic Album That Grows Better with Each Listen
I first saw the Thrills when they warmed up for Maroon 5 a number of years ago. The band impressed me by sticking around after their set and patiently signing autographs for fans... Read more
Published on September 16, 2011 by Thomas J. Burke
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Album
Let's Bottle Bohemia was good on the first listen, but it REALLY grows on you. Try listening to it five or six times, and it's likely you'll be hooked for good. Read more
Published on June 1, 2007 by Fan
4.0 out of 5 stars Two different albums, two different inspirations
To me it seems So Much For the City was all about being in love, not only with the brilliance of the California Coast but with a woman as well. Read more
Published on November 3, 2005 by Stirling Bloomingdale
2.0 out of 5 stars What happened?
Where is the magic from "So Much From the City?" What happened to the wonderful, lush harmonies and well laid out chord progressions. Read more
Published on September 24, 2005 by Jon Danuser
5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 Starts...Great Album
I haven't heard the first album, but I love this one. For about a month, I didn't listen to anything else. Read more
Published on September 14, 2005 by J. Cook
3.0 out of 5 stars better than the last 3.5 stars
i don't give out stars easily, so 3.5 does mean it is good. it builds on their last album. i really enjoy it and i think it will continue to grow on me. Read more
Published on August 6, 2005 by W. Boland
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Album
It doesn't matter if you're a Thrills fan or not, this album is very accessible. It transcends many genres which other artists can find themselves trapped in and then get lost in a... Read more
Published on June 21, 2005 by __Screenager__
4.0 out of 5 stars A bold step
-Sure it's not quite up there with "So Much For The City" but any band would be damn proud to have "Let's Bottle Bohemia" as their second album. Read more
Published on May 13, 2005 by typo
2.0 out of 5 stars The Thrill is Gone
Being one of the freshest sounding bands I had heard in recent years I was eager to purchase the Thrills second album. Read more
Published on April 16, 2005 by J.F.Lin
2.0 out of 5 stars Not up to standard of first album.
Well, I loved the first album 'SO Much For The City' by The Thrills. It kind of reminded me of how The Beach Boys sounded in the 70's; lots of banjo and great hooky melodies. Read more
Published on January 24, 2005 by da5id
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