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You get TWO (x2) YEP ROC promo-advance releases from BELL X1 ~BOTH for ONE price!
Cds play PERFECT, come in jewelcases unique promo rear insert -AS ISSUED... Visual condition of CDs' playing surfaces range from: practically FLAWLESS to light grazing -again, play is not affected Condition of CD packaging: EXCELLENT- no marks, punches, notches, stickers or stamps (NOTE: these were NOT issued with front cover inserts)
***these were NOT commercially available in these formats***
"FLOCK" 2006/ 12-tracks/ YEP ROC In its earlier incarnation as Juniper, the band that would become known as Bell X1 (then featuring singer Damien Rice) was universally accepted as Ireland's brightest musical prospect. Before their 1998 collapse, they were compared favorably with hometown heroes U2 and the Frames, and with the release of their third and most successful album to date, Flock, the same comparisons have begun to be heard again. With Flock, Bell X1 have stepped out of the shadow of their more illustrious former cohort; for the first time, Rice doesn't have a single writing credit, and the music has taken on more of a unique, identifiable sound from the post-Radiohead rock that typified their first two efforts. Flock opens with a bang, as the energetic pairing of "Reacharound" and single "Flame" clamor for attention with angular art rock riffs and smooth funk rhythms, respectively. That frontman Paul Noonan doubles as the band's studio drummer adds an interesting dimension to Bell X1's compositions, as demonstrated on "Bad Skin Day," where percussion turns the tables and becomes the lead instrument, relegating the soft acoustic guitar sequences to mere accompaniment. Flock's greatest accomplishment, however, is another of its singles. "Rocky Took a Lover," which forced its way onto radio long before it was officially considered as a single, and it's easy to see why: achingly simple in composition, "Rocky" imagines a conversation between a homeless couple: "[She said], 'You're such an asshole when you're drunk'/He said, 'At least I'm OK in the morning.'" Bell X1 don't fit comfortably into any of the pigeonholes of modern indie rock: more down to earth than Radiohead; more fun-loving than Coldplay; and too sophisticated to be lumped in with Franz Ferdinand. Bell X1 occupy a niche all of their own, and long may it continue.
AMG Pick 1 Listen Now! Reacharound Crosby, Geraghty, Noonan ... 3:10 Composed by: Crosby, Geraghty, Noonan, Phillips AMG Pick 2 Listen Now! Flame Crosby, Geraghty, Noonan ... 3:53 Composed by: Crosby, Geraghty, Noonan, Phillips 3 Listen Now! Rocky Took a Lover Crosby, Geraghty, Noonan ... 4:10 Composed by: Crosby, Geraghty, Noonan, Phillips 4 Listen Now! He Said She Said Crosby, Geraghty, Noonan ... 4:25 Composed by: Crosby, Geraghty, Noonan, Phillips AMG Pick 5 Listen Now! Bad Skin Day Crosby, Geraghty, Noonan ... 5:56 Composed by: Crosby, Geraghty, Noonan, Phillips 6 Listen Now! Natalie Crosby, Geraghty, Noonan ... 3:54 Composed by: Crosby, Geraghty, Noonan, Phillips 7 Listen Now! Bigger Than Me Crosby, Geraghty, Noonan ... 3:52 Composed by: Crosby, Geraghty, Noonan, Phillips 8 Listen Now! Just Like Mr. Benn Crosby, Geraghty, Noonan ... 4:27 Composed by: Crosby, Geraghty, Noonan, Phillips 9 Listen Now! My First Born for a Song Crosby, Geraghty, Noonan ... 5:25 Composed by: Crosby, Geraghty, Noonan, Phillips 10 Listen Now! Trampoline Crosby, Geraghty, Noonan ... 4:48 Composed by: Crosby, Geraghty, Noonan, Phillips 11 Listen Now! Lamposts Crosby, Geraghty, Noonan ... 7:40
"BLUE LIGHTS ON THE RUNWAY" 2009/ 10-tracks/ YEP ROC Established fans of this scrappy Irish quartet may be startled by the band's slight turn toward electronica on its fourth studio album, but there's no need to fear: the focus is still on bittersweet melody and whimsical lyrics. Lines like "Bring your canary, bring your flame" and "I'd say life's a different story when you're facing certain death" and entire songs like the snotty, raunchy "One Stringed Harp" offer an interesting counterbalance to what are often delicately beautiful arrangements and tunes; on "The Great Defector" a slightly off-kilter verse slides into a startlingly simple and lovely hook in the chorus, all the while flirting with a ska beat. (It also features the couplet "You're the chocolate at the end of my cornetto/I love the way your underwire bra sets off that X-ray machine.") "Blow Ins" is subtly lounge-flavored until the gentle vocals come in and change the whole mood; "Breastfed," oddly enough, is written in 7/4. If you're looking for more cowbell, then try the relatively rockish "A Better Band," and if you're looking for less melody, try the weirdly tuneless "How Your Heart Is Wired." Blue Lights on the Runway is one of those rare albums that you can pretend to like for its alt-credibility while secretly just enjoying it for the hooks.
1 Listen Now! The Ribs of a Broken Umbrella Geraghty, Noonan, Phillips 5:27 AMG Pick 2 Listen Now! How Your Heart Is Wired Geraghty, Noonan, Phillips 6:13 AMG Pick 3 Listen Now! The Great Defector Geraghty, Noonan, Phillips 4:40 4 Listen Now! Blow Ins Geraghty, Noonan, Phillips 4:35 5 Listen Now! Amelia Geraghty, Noonan, Phillips 6:58 6 Listen Now! A Better Band Geraghty, Noonan, Phillips 6:35 7 Listen Now! Breastfed Geraghty, Noonan, Phillips 4:11 AMG Pick 8 Listen Now! Light Catches Your Face Geraghty, Noonan, Phillips 5:43 9 Listen Now! One Stringed Harp Geraghty, Noonan, Phillips 5:12 10 Listen Now! The Curtains Are Twitchin' Geraghty, Noonan, Phillips 5:08
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