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A fan's review,
This review is from: North (Audio CD)
Okay, here's the thing: I've read the critics' reviews, I've read the blog reviews, and even the fans' reviews, and now I'm gonna give you the lowdown from a guy who was a fan from "Push" and actively sought-out Tabitha's Secret as a result, then went on to purchase every album, DVD, solo project and the like the members of my all-time favorite group put out. Here's the skinny about "North."
Loved it. It could really just end there, but I'll elaborate, unlike a few of the not-so-good reviews I've read who won't say WHY they don't like it, other than to say it's not old-school MB20. How could it POSSIBLY be old-school, when they've grown and developed new sounds, tastes, experiences over the last decade and a half? To presume you were gonna hear the dripping cynicism of songs like "Kody" and the heartbreaking melody of "3am" is naive, in the extreme. New decade, new sound.
What makes this album special is that it's an evolution of the band. It's eclectic in the extreme, and that just makes it a really fun groove. Give me "Overjoyed" and then hit me with "Put Your Hands Up." A few songs later wind me down with "I Will," then toss me back in the air with "Radio" before setting my teeth on egde with the nasty, sensual sound of "Like Sugar," a song to have slow sex to if there ever was one.
Put it all together, and it just WORKS. No other band could've put an album like this together and still maintain the quality that drove me to them in the first place. Not DREW me to them, DROVE. Because MB20 has always insisted I feel and relate in some way to every sound they've made. And I do.
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Initial post: Nov 30, 2012 11:40:20 PM PST
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Amazon Customer says:
Wonderful review, you are correct, the 'fans' that remember the old days, who probably never knew of Tabitha secret, or that their first album that hit it big was made years before radio played them enough to finally be heard! I haven't yet listened to the whole cd :( shame on me...tight budget and you know it was bad when I couldn't spare a few on my FAVORITE band ever, but that has changed now and I received it tonight. I look forward to listening to it and will remember your references to it, especially the one "Like Sugar".. Thanks again for the review. I be seeing them in Milwaukee in Feb...Can't wait! Take care-Shannon Oh I have listened and downloaded a few from amazon..and my favorite so far is "Our Song" :) Loved the video to! Is that new? Like when the were in studio recording? I loved Rob's little dance in the middle of it. I hit repeat many times...lol
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