Sunday, 2 April 2017

@Request: Lolas - Something You Oughta Know 2004 (2006 Jam Rec) mp3

Something You Oughta Know doesn't stray far from the immaculate bubblegum/jangle pop assault of the Lolas' previous releases. The Alabama combo are high-scoring students of the genre, and each heady blend of tight Byrds-like harmonies and Cheap Trick swagger is instantly catchy and deliciously transparent -- in a good way. They've got enough Gary Glitter/ELO rave-ups ("Little Deedra"), Nuggets-infused fist-pumpers ("Jungle Girl"), and sugary ballads ("Light Up Every Doorway") to satisfy the rottenest of sweet tooths, and despite the ultracompressed, a little too bright and radio-ready -- for 1977 that is -- production, they all work. Sure, it's just retro power pop and it's all been done before, but if hearing it filtered through the ears and amps of a band whose heaviest lyric is "since you've been gone, my guitar won't stay in tune" doesn't put a smile on your face, then you're just plain jaded.

A further album with very fine Power Pop by the Lolas.
Recommendable.
Cheers
           Frank    mp3@320

4 comments:

  1. Hi! Is it possible on flac? Thank you for all the good music you post.

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  2. Hi! Is possible "Something You Oughta Know" in flac?
    Thank for the very good music you post.
    Riccardo

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  3. Hola Riky and passepartout78, i'm sorry but i haven't this in lossless.
    Kind regards
    Frank

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  4. Hola Riky and passepartout78, i'm sorry but i haven't this in lossless.
    Kind regards
    Frank

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