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Aware Compilation, Vol. 9
     

Aware Compilation, Vol. 9

 
It's appropriate that Aware's ninth label'n'friends comp begins with Wheat's "I Met a Girl" -- the song's artfully tricked-out adult alternative groove perfectly illustrates where Aware's guiding sound is midway through the early 2000s. The imprint still gravitates toward the sensitive-white-people-with-guitars aesthetic. But from Wheat, to the

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It's appropriate that Aware's ninth label'n'friends comp begins with Wheat's "I Met a Girl" -- the song's artfully tricked-out adult alternative groove perfectly illustrates where Aware's guiding sound is midway through the early 2000s. The imprint still gravitates toward the sensitive-white-people-with-guitars aesthetic. But from Wheat, to the scratchy drum programming behind Dan Darrah's "Jungle Gym Literature," to Julie Korman's lush alterna-pop, Aware Nine makes it clear that the genre has moved past stools, split ends, and drug rugs, and toward something much more slick and savvy. Of course, slick and savvy can also be construed as bland and opportunistic -- material from Starch Martins and Bleu doesn't really resonate beyond the pleasantly vague. But Alice Peacock's moody, hopeful "Alabama Boy" is better, for some reason reminding of Marc Cohn's soulful croon, and there's a nice live version of Luce's feel-good radio hit "Good Day." Perpetually chilled bearded guy Jack Johnson is here, too; he contributes an alternate version of the Brushfire Fairytales track "Posters."

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Release Date:
08/27/2002
Label:
Aware Records
UPC:
0714564002027
catalogNumber:
20

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