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Shred Kelly / Archipelago
Album:Archipelago Collection:General
Artist:Shred Kelly Added:09/2018
Label:Devilduck Records 

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Add Date:2018-09-23 Pull Date:2018-11-25 

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2018-09-09 
INDIE FOLK-ROCK

Big instrumentation with multiple lead voices reminds me of Arcade Fire. Then add electric banjo (often) and mandolin (sometimes) for a folk-rock touch. From the band’s web site:

“Soaked in electric crescendos & folk tinged sing-along anthems, Shred Kelly is known for their high energy live show that ignites dance floors with their alternative folk sound. Over 3 albums and countless tours, the 5 British Columbians have developed their signature sound by taking inspiration from the mountains where they hail from and the people who inhabit them.”

RIYL Arcade Fire; Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeros; Of Monsters and Men

No FCC issues.

1 ** Mid-fast. Big, exuberant, orchestral anthem. Male lead vox. (4:06)
2 * Mid-fast. Energetic folk-rock. Female lead vox. (3:25)
3 Mid-tempo. Less energized; a bit rueful. Female lead vox. (3:41)
4 Very fast. Folk-dance intro, then loud folk-rock. Male lead vox. (4:41)
5 * Mid-tempo. Gentler ballad. Big orchestral middle. Male lead, female harmony. (3:46)
6 Mid-fast. Spirited folk-rock. Carpe Diem lyric is a bit trite. Female lead vox. (4:12)
7 * Mid-fast. Danceable 80s rock reminded me of Blondie. Female lead vox. (4:45)
8 Slow. Numb, lethargic, full of ennui. Male lead vox. (4:22)
9 ** Fast. Loud, powerful, high energy. Male/female duet. (4:59)
10 * Mid-fast. Bouncy, fun sounding, but lyrics of disappointment. Good female lead vox. Blondie again. (4:22)
11 Mid-fast. Short instrumental. Ragged start; big build; fade out. (1:09)

Track Listing
1.Archipelago 6.Die Trying
2.Don't Ever Look Back 7.Didn't Know
3.Jupiter (Any Other Way) 8.Weightless
4.Stay Gold 9.Nova
5.Way Down 10.Wasting Time
 11.Houseboat