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