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Black Ryder, The / Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride
Album:Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride Collection:General
Artist:Black Ryder, The Added:12/2010
Label:Mexican Summer 

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Add Date:2011-01-02 Pull Date:2011-03-06 
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Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2010-12-22 
Dreamy psychey rock, understated female vocals that smack of Mazzy Star. Echoey dense and just plain lovely. Places veer into the realm of early 80’s new psyche in vein of Dream Syndicate, Opel/Mazzy Star. More from the same people that send us Tamaryn and No Joy, bands all drinking from the same well. Unabashed My Bloody Valentine/Medicine/Loop worship here and there is NOTHING wrong with that. It’s a style that works, and works well. Bendy guitar layers, breathy and trippy female vocs. Nice stuff, takes me back to 1991, all things Too Pure and Creation (record labels).

1) mid paced dream rock
2) dreamy again, slower feel, all MBV bendy3) male vocs, understated again, swingy psyche rock, very Loop4) nice twangy guitar and breathy fem vocs in intro, then another lovely headnodder
5) male vocs and fem vocs switch off for verse/chorus, strummy and mid paced
6) triplet/waltz gives it a slightly retro sock hop slow dance feel
7) chill yet dense wah wah’ed guitar, no flat out big beat, fem vocs, Loop comes out again
8) more of a mindful Mazzy Star’esque ballad
9) western tinged Mazzy Star feel, no drums, just guitar male/fem vocals, harmonica, echoey and distant, like ghosts around a cattle run campfire
10) mid paced slow dreamy
11) male vocs figure into this, very Kevin Shields, another slow dreamy thing with no drums, just intense guitar strums and synth, wow

Track Listing
1.To Never Know You 6.The Greatest Fall
2.Let It Go 7.What's Forsaken
3.Grass 8.All That We See
4.Outside 9.Sweet Come Down
5.Gone Without Feeling 10.Burn And Fade