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Touted Irish rockers doin' the 70's West Coast vibe. EXCELLENT.
One might assume that a band from Dublin called the Thrills would sound a certain way. And one might well be wrong. If northern garage grit is what you're looking for, skip So Much for the City, because this quartet sounds owes less to Northern Ireland forbearers such as Stiff Little Fingers, the Undertones, and Thin Lizzy than to gentle Southern California denizens like the early Eagles, Harvest-era Neil Young, and, strange to say, the Carpenters. More contemporary cousins would be the Jayhawks at their sprightliest. An Irish Americana band with a taste for the lighter side of the country-rock/'70s pop-rock spectrum is certainly an anomaly, and not necessarily an appealing one, but the Thrills approach the California myth with a winning guilelessness and plenty of talent. The story is that that the foursome settled in San Diego and set about soaking up more than just the sun. Songs such as "Santa Cruz (You're Not That Far)," "Big Sur," and "Hollywood Kids," tell a kind of love story--one between some lads and a beautiful setting, or maybe a state of mind. --Steven Stolder
|1. Santa Cruz (You're Not The Far)|
|2. Big Sur|
|3. Don't Steal Our Sun|
|4. Deckchairs And Cigarettes|
|5. One Horse Town|
|6. Old Friends, New Lovers|
|7. Say It Ain't So|
|8. Hollywood Kids|
|9. Just Traveling Through|
|10. Your Love Is Like Las vegas|
|11. 'Til The Tide Creeps In|
Five men make up the Thrills; although two women appear on the cover, they don't appear to contribute to the music. Read morePublished on July 10, 2013 by Peter Durward Harris
Excellent folk-rock album!!!!
Pay special attention to the tracks "Say it ain't so" and "Til the tide creeps in"!
The thrills are one of mt fave bands, and this debut album is their best.
just what i was looking for and shipped in time for the holiday. thank youPublished on January 22, 2008 by michelle
Take anything by the Beach Boys and filter through anything by The High Llamas and this is what you will get. Read morePublished on December 15, 2006 by R. Herriott
Imagine for a moment if Wilco hailed from Ireland and harbored a fixation with California sunshine pop. Sounds intriguing, huh? Trust me, it's not. Read morePublished on July 17, 2006 by James F. Colobus
Like so many albums these days, this one is front-loaded, with the better and more completely-produced songs at the beginning and the degree of finish tapering off as you go. Read morePublished on May 1, 2006 by Jim Molnar
We're living in lucky times. This kind of sunny day pop had no outlet just a few years ago. Thank god the music business seems to be growing up a bit. Read morePublished on December 9, 2005 by Cat Marigold
Top to bottem a perfect album. Every song is good. I love the retro vibe. The beachboys esq harmonies are cool . Perfect pop joy.Published on November 6, 2005 by Russell Foster