Bloodless Coup

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Taking a page from 2009's Blue Lights on the Runway, Bell X1's fifth album continues to mix nervy electronics with anthemic pop
ock, resulting in ten brainy, quirky epics that target the heart as well as the head. Much has been made of Bell X1's status as the second-biggest band in Ireland, and they certainly sound like it, with songs that swing for the cheap seats and melodies that bear more than a few similarities to the U2 songbook. The group finds a balance between electronic programming and organic instruments on Bloodless Coup, sidestepping the problems that plagued U2's Pop by using synthesizers and drum machines to enhance, not ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Taking a page from 2009's Blue Lights on the Runway, Bell X1's fifth album continues to mix nervy electronics with anthemic pop
ock, resulting in ten brainy, quirky epics that target the heart as well as the head. Much has been made of Bell X1's status as the second-biggest band in Ireland, and they certainly sound like it, with songs that swing for the cheap seats and melodies that bear more than a few similarities to the U2 songbook. The group finds a balance between electronic programming and organic instruments on Bloodless Coup, sidestepping the problems that plagued U2's Pop by using synthesizers and drum machines to enhance, not dominate, the songs. The lyrics are often tongue-in-cheek, with Paul Noonan singing about humdrum topics like haloumi cheese, YouTube videos, and McDonalds, but the music is panoramic and gorgeous throughout.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/12/2011
  • Label: Yep Roc Records
  • UPC: 634457224124
  • Catalog Number: 2241
  • Sales rank: 365,525

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hey Anna Lena (5:37)
  2. 2 Velcro (4:49)
  3. 3 Nightwatchmen (4:21)
  4. 4 Sugar High (5:57)
  5. 5 Built To Last (5:34)
  6. 6 4 Minute Mile (5:17)
  7. 7 Safer Than Love (4:16)
  8. 8 The Trailing Skirts of God (4:55)
  9. 9 Haloumi (4:14)
  10. 10 74 Swans (3:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bell X1 Primary Artist
Paul Noonan Vocals
David Geraghty Vocals
Rory Doyle Vocals
Dominic Phillips Vocals
Marc Aubele Vocals
Technical Credits
Rob Kirwan Producer
Geoff Peche Mastering
David Geraghty Composer
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