That’s right folks! Not one review by two! All in one day!!!
I shouldn’t really do this. I should save this one for my next authoring drought. But I have quite a backlog of albums that I want to write about and the web stats suggest that lots of you are still coming back so see this as a mini-reward!
And to make this a real reward, I have a real cracker. Today’s second review is “Ready For Love” by Dance Yourself To Death.
Now, despite the bands name, this lot aren’t depressing. Instead, according to their Facebook page, they are a seamless fusion of elements of ‘70s rock, ‘80s synth-pop and ‘90s dance music. What more could you want from a band?!
I’ve tried to research them to give you more information but apart from discovering that they’re from Toronto and that Sir Elton John liked them so much he cast them in his film “It’s a Boy Girl thing”, I can’t find a great deal on them.
So lets just focus on the album shall we?
Basically, it’s 9 tracks power chords, funky beats and great singing. You CAN-NOT help but tap you feet/fingers/anything else to this album.
“Only Love” is a great example of this. And what’s great is that this is a band that really understands what a tune is. I know that sounds like a silly thing to say but each track is a carefully assembled gem, no one track significantly better than the next and each as addictive as the last.
There’s none of the ‘en vogue’ electronic texture, no vocalisers, just Jen (the lead singer) belting out some good tunes and her band sincerely backing her up.
The other great thing about this album is that the songs are mini stories. Very melodic stories. And all that combined lead to a very wonderful experience.
I don’t really know what more to say than that. This one is on my highly recommended list. I only have one complaint and that is that I wish it was longer. Once the last song has finished, you’re left thinks “I want more!!!”.
So will I give this one 4 G’s (out of 4)? Ooh, a difficult one. I’m not because it hasn’t made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck but it’s still and awesome album and I encourage you to buy a copy.