Ziggurats [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Advance buzz over the third album by Australian trio the Beautiful Girls was that the once primarily acoustic trio was plugging in and turning up in an attempt to move away from the "mellow jam band" tag and consistent Ben Harper and Jack Johnson comparisons they were getting. Well, Ziggurats is indeed a bit noisier; opening track "Royalty" even features a ton of distorted power chords. But at heart, the songs on Ziggurats are pretty much entirely the same as they would have been if they had appeared on earlier Beautiful Girls albums. The same cod-reggae beat underpins songs like "Sir, Your Fashion Has the Cold Heart of a Killer" though, to be fair, points for the song ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Advance buzz over the third album by Australian trio the Beautiful Girls was that the once primarily acoustic trio was plugging in and turning up in an attempt to move away from the "mellow jam band" tag and consistent Ben Harper and Jack Johnson comparisons they were getting. Well, Ziggurats is indeed a bit noisier; opening track "Royalty" even features a ton of distorted power chords. But at heart, the songs on Ziggurats are pretty much entirely the same as they would have been if they had appeared on earlier Beautiful Girls albums. The same cod-reggae beat underpins songs like "Sir, Your Fashion Has the Cold Heart of a Killer" though, to be fair, points for the song title and "Bring Me Your Cup," and singer/songwriter Mat McHugh who with the addition of new drummer Bruce Braybrooke is now the band's sole original member still sings like he's imitating Sting imitating Bob Marley. Anyone still looking for Police albums with all the interesting or quirky bits sanded away in favor of nothing but a certain brand of easy listening skank will be all over Ziggurats. Those with an allergy to Trustafarians, hacky sacks, and patchouli oil are advised to stay well away. [The CD was also released with bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/2/2007
  • Label: Controlled Substance
  • UPC: 020286108924
  • Catalog Number: 1
  • Sales rank: 168,120

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Royalty (3:30)
  2. 2 Sir, You Fashion Has the Cold Heart of a Killer (5:34)
  3. 3 I Thought About You (3:12)
  4. 4 Bring Me Your Cup (4:11)
  5. 5 Spanish Town (2:46)
  6. 6 Under a Southern Sky (4:08)
  7. 7 Generals (3:33)
  8. 8 In Love (3:01)
  9. 9 She's Evil (4:48)
  10. 10 Dela (3:43)
  11. 11 Wounds (4:10)
  12. 12 Dealer Wins (3:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Beautiful Girls Primary Artist
Lachlan Doley Keyboards
Matt Keegan Saxophone
Ian Pritchett Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
Simon Ferenci Trumpet
Technical Credits
Don Bartley Mastering
Ian Pritchett Producer, Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Heard the track "I Thought About You" on the radio, not knowing at the time what it was. The station has a steaming playlist, I then discovered what it was. Have since picked up CD at local store. Very reminiscient of early Police, particularly first 2 albums. Great beats, a subtle taste of reggae, a driving bass and cool vocals. So much of today's music can be a blur this group has an ear catching sound, on various levels. I will investigate their other CD's. Totally enjoyed Ziggurats, give The Girls a try.

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