The Coralby The Coral
As colorful as their namesake -- and just as likely to snare casual passersby with jagged edges -- this Brit sextet call to mind the Day-Glo heyday of Swinging London, when Syd Barrett held court in a swirl of feedback and surreal imagery. At times harsh (the frayed-nerve rocker "Skeleton Key"), at times drawing-room serene, the Coral demonstrate a knack for gussying up hummable melodies with the oddest of instrumentation. Snippets of organ, accordion, and trumpet dart in and out of lushly arranged numbers like "Simon Diamond" and "Badman" (the latter of which displays a Townshend-ian lyrical bent), while more coolly restrained numbers, such as "Dreaming of You," cleave to the sweet melodicism of prime-period Brian Wilson. While the band occasionally go over the top in attempting to cram a multitude of ideas into each tune, there's a certain fascination in seeing just how high they can go before things topple -- and as often as not, the heights are dizzying indeed.
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- Sbme Import
Performance CreditsCoral Primary Artist
Technical CreditsJohn Gray Engineer
Ian Broudie Producer
Scott Jones Illustrations,Sleeve Illustration
Steve Fellows Logo
James Skelly Illustrations
Ian Skelly Sleeve Illustration
John Gray Engineer
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i wouldnt say this album is great but i remember whe nand dreaming of u are amazing songs, coral if ur reading this im coming to watch you play in exeter next year rock on!!!!