Boys & Girls
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Please note that what may appear to be audio distortion or static near the end of the song "Hold On" is an intentional part of the song and not a defect.
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2012 debut album from the Athens, Alabama-based outfit. The band was originally formed when lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard approached bassist Zac Cockrell during a high school psychology class and began meeting after school to write songs. Howard and Cockrell experimented with many different styles of music including roots rock, progressive rock, soul music, country music and classic rock.
Please note: Audio distortion in the last minute of Track 1 is intentional.
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Forgive me for the comparison, but this album sounds like Otis Redding and Janice Joplin had a daughter backed up by Duane Allman. Brittany Howard's vocals are flat out amazing - thank god she didn't end up singing American Idol generica, I am sure there are producers who would have loved to snap her up and steer her that way.
Please listen to this album, buy it, tell your friends - that's the only way to keep this kind of music going. The album's first track, "Hold On" is, in my humble opinion, the only track with a radio-friendly hook, so I don't expect any other tracks will get much air-time, but here's hoping.
Having enjoyed Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, I've kinda accidentily stumbled upon this band...I gave it a try and wasn't dissapointed!
They are a band that you'd expect to hear in a good ole coffee-shop or a jazz\blues saloon!
They've got the groove and vibe of the 60s Motown era SOUL, Blues and Rythm & Bass!
The sound of the instruments is very vintage and analog-ish! The vocalist has a kinda Tina Turner meets Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin kinda voice which suits the music PERFECTLY!
Overall I'm pretty much pleased with my purchase, despite the package was very late...
Good quality vinyl and polygraphy, all clean and tidy mint manufactured in the USA + a nice bonus 7" vinyl 45 with 3 additional extra songs and a download code!
For a price like that, I can say it's one of my best buys!
Give it a try, it's a new band, but trust me if you're an OLD SCHOOL SOUL, if you realy dig the 60s stuff, you will absolutely LOVE this one!
I listen to every song, over and over with the exception of Heartbreaker. For some reason it sounds like meandering circus music. It'd be all right if was about half as long but for what it is I can't get through the whole thing.
If you're thinking of getting Boys and Girls, get it. It's pretty transcendent stuff.
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to listen to the sound on vinyl as I gave it away. But thanks to autorip I can listen to the mp3 files. I love purchasing vinyls that come with autorip, it's like getting a 2-for-1.
They captured such a soulful sound which I love (and even my dad was confused that they are a relatively new band because of the reminiscence of an older soulful time).
I love the whole album, but some of my favorite songs include:
I Found You
On Your Way
Toward the last minute of the song it's almost too bad to listen to. I get the artistic part of introducing distortion, but this is too much. The entire spectrum of audio is distorted with an annoying buzz clear through to the end of the song. I've seen them in concert and heard the song on You-Tube versions and it's not there.
Really poor job on the part of the producer of this album. I thought I may have received a bad cut, but the 2nd CD from Amazon sounded the same.
Too bad, it's a great album otherwise.