- beautiful but you failed the challenge, so I am sorry to say, especially as it's the best thing I've heard from you in this particular sidefight, I'm gonna have to take the lazy option and vote for "Disqualified".
- Wow. This is cool! The double-tracked vocals are out of time slightly with each other - just enough to be distracting. But i love the swelling, poppy take on the on a subject that doesn't 'suit' it. and the subtle use of the female backing vocal is good. Could maybe do with a nice meaty surf-style riff to pin down the instrumental bit. And the break goes on a little long. I think I got the point about 15 seconds into it that you are aware of the dichotomy between music and vocals. Trim that down and fade it out a little sooner and this would be a fantastic 3 minute song ... it's a pretty damn good 3 1/2 minute one.
- Ok I really like the verses. the chorus is a bit too poppy for me int erms of the subject matter. Nice spanish feel on the intro and the solo. What I don't like - that someone who has a 'middle class' singing voice dissing the 'middle class'. I don't know if that's true, obviously, but that's what comes across to me at least. The 'slice of life' attack on suburban values has been done so often that it's really hard to do it convincingly any more, at least to these ears. Probably my prejudice but I tell it like I hear it, not how it really is.
- ha. Awesome groove. This time out the drums are way too quiet! Somewhere between 'Sleeper' and this one would do perfectly! I like the stabby chords leading into the chorus very much and the garbled double speed vox. Could do with something different in tone between the two to really highlight the evolution of the song. The mix is a little sloppy but with some tightening this could be shiny shiny shiny!
- Weird that you should take the superhero approach ... cool. I like this. It's #-esque almost, I think the drums should be a little less rigid to give the lurch of the melody more room to move but you get to stay another week, in my book at least.
- For a moment there I thought it was going to be the rest of the Bewells song...oh this pretty camp
Like those backing vocals - and the mood - Eagles meet Cash I guess. not much else to say. A good placeholder, but not my favourite of yours. The bongos come in too late to save it for me - although they are awesome.
- This sounds really thin. I like the woman singing very much, I am not sure that your voice really sits very well with hers. I love the pop-a-long bass very much although the tone is a bit thin - should be fatter I think. Could be late period Talking Heads at points...
- This is almost a Prince song! Nice bass tone. This is sexy in a slightly creepy way. Lacks a really killer moment that makes me sit up and go 'wow' like your last two songs, but this funky, and I love the little squeaky keyboard riff. Reminds me of 'Black Sweat'. Don't like the spoken word / rap / whateve you want to call it. That more metal moment lurches me out of the groove. Yeah, pretty good, overall, but I wouldn't rush to listen to it again, despite the sexy female voice.
- what a great opening though I think a bass should come in at .17, to accentuate the build into that eighties synth. I am enjoying this in a 'best synth pan pipes world ever' way. Great slightly weird electro-clash style female vocals. Those backing vocals are great - Mad Dog speaking softly is great! maybe one chorus each on the backing vocal rather than the both of you all the time. The pan pipe setting does get a bit tiresome after a while but only in a 'how are they getting away with me stil enjoying this' approach. Supah-sweet.
- taking a leaf from Steve's book in the 50s feel? This is fucking awesome. Like Doris Day or someone else who I love like that. A little long - half the length and it would be a number one hit all the alternative universe in which I inhabit.
- This is like a Happy Mondays do Stray Cats groove. I love this lyric. It's very cute indeed, witty and doesn't resolve around cock gags for once. Spoekn word is weirdly out of character of the song. Great female vocal.
- Every time I think you'r losing me you bring in a strand that I like - the backing vocals here save the first minute of this song from bland mor pop as do the stumbly rhythm and the higher female voice. hate the guitar lead, mind. Pretty plodding. And the overly ornate bass moments don't work for me either. Great singing but overall not pumping my lovebags all the way. Extended bass noodling over fade-out? j'accuse!
- so should have had a cheesy shot sound rather than the gliiinnng sound for the page-turn. A great idea. Awesome bass groove in the breakdown. I like the story but there's too much of it and not enough of the groove. Lot of thought gone into it, and nice try, but it's just a bit lop-sided in overall impression.
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