Learn Yourself

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All Music Guide - John D. Luerssen
Learn Yourself, the U.S. debut release by Australian roots rock trio the Beautiful Girls, gives fans of Jack Johnson and Ben Harper another reason to be cheerful. The group, fronted by singer/guitarist Mat McHugh, has a charming feel set in motion by the loose, breezy vibe of "So It Seems," but the sunny pulse of "Music" and the lilting, sad "Less" reveal emotional and artistic depths that seem rare for such a young band. At times the group draws on Sublime's stumbling surf bum vibe, specifically on the undeniable "Freedom Part 2," which gives desperate lyrics an optimistic reggae thump. While the brushed drums and shimmering acoustic basslines of "Cash Money" -- ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John D. Luerssen
Learn Yourself, the U.S. debut release by Australian roots rock trio the Beautiful Girls, gives fans of Jack Johnson and Ben Harper another reason to be cheerful. The group, fronted by singer/guitarist Mat McHugh, has a charming feel set in motion by the loose, breezy vibe of "So It Seems," but the sunny pulse of "Music" and the lilting, sad "Less" reveal emotional and artistic depths that seem rare for such a young band. At times the group draws on Sublime's stumbling surf bum vibe, specifically on the undeniable "Freedom Part 2," which gives desperate lyrics an optimistic reggae thump. While the brushed drums and shimmering acoustic basslines of "Cash Money" -- courtesy of Mitch Connelly and Clay McDonald -- are stylistically predictable, these Girls have a welcome gift for melody, compelling prose "Sturdy up your heart, the road ahead is long" and appealing presentation. Beautiful indeed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/21/2004
  • Label: San Dumo Records
  • UPC: 634457160521
  • Catalog Number: 3

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 So It Seems (4:22)
  2. 2 Music (3:31)
  3. 3 Less (2:22)
  4. 4 La Mar (The Ocean) (3:57)
  5. 5 High Rolling (2:29)
  6. 6 Cash Money (2:51)
  7. 7 Freedom (Pt. 2) (3:40)
  8. 8 Black Bird (3:55)
  9. 9 Learn Yourself (3:18)
  10. 10 On Judgement Day (1:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Beautiful Girls Primary Artist
Ian Mussington Percussion
Marc McHugh Guitar, Vocals
Mason Jennings Guitar, Vocals
Mitchell Connelly Drums
Technical Credits
Oscar Gaona Mastering
Steven Gorrow Cover Art
Ian Pritchett Engineer
Mat McHugh Composer
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