Power Pop: Frisbie - The Subversive Sounds Of Love (2000) mp3
Heralded by many as the banner carriers of power pop for the 21st
century, few bands have displayed such a mastery of pop songcraft on a
debut release. Though not horribly adventurous with their sound, the
unabashed reliance on sophisticated harmonic vocal arrangements, fuzzed
out guitars, and occasional brass sections was seen as near revelatory
in some critical circles. No doubt, the sweeping Big Star-inspired
melodic progressions of tracks like "Shine" and "To See and Be Seen"
more than deserved the accolades that The Subversive Sounds of Love
garnered. When upping the tempo and volume on tracks like the galloping
"Paid in Kind" or the punchy "Vertigogo," Frisbie
can sound downright anthemic, though the more California-styled rock of
"Disaster" probably fits their sound just as well. Still, it's hard to
say that you ever get a real sense of the group dynamic that's at work
in the process. And while that process delivers on an undeniably
cohesive pop product, the personalities involved are never totally
evident. An exception to this, the album closes with the theatrical
whimsy of piano and banjo in "The Shuffle," proving the band can put a
more pronounced face on their sound. Although artists like this emerge
on a semi-frequent basis, and usually don't amount to very much in the
long term, Frisbie gives hope to the power pop true believers.
Haven't heard this Power Pop guys in a long time. Today i listened to the whole album once again and thought it could be a good idea to post it here.
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