Palma Violets / 180
Album: 180   Collection:General
Artist:Palma Violets   Added:Apr 2013
Label:Rough Trade Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-04-21 Pull Date: 2013-06-23
Week Ending: Jun 23 Jun 9 Jun 2 May 26 May 19 May 12 May 5 Apr 28
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 22, 2013: Last of the Fifth Decade
Best Of Friends
4. May 22, 2013: Minding The Gap
Johnny Bagga' Donuts
2. Jun 02, 2013: air balloon lane
Best Of Friends
5. May 12, 2013: air balloons
All The Garden Birds
3. May 31, 2013: Time Traveler
Best Of Friends
6. May 05, 2013: Air Balloon Lane
Best Of Friends

Album Review
Grumpy Sean
Reviewed 2013-04-19
Four stylish London lads bust out of the gate with a throwback effort that evokes the Stranglers and Libertines (without the drug troubles) and a host of other earnest (if slightly illiterate) rockers. These are songs of youth, of the city, of desperate excitement. Guitar, bass, drums, an organ with settings sometimes borrowed from The Clean's "Tally Ho" era, and tons of reverb on the vocals. I see this band poised to overheat quickly and then warp into a strung-out trainwreck, so enjoy the innocence and have fun with it while you can.

1. * med, some rave-up moments and a great rousing (if dumb) chorus
2. med, nice organ lines, but weak drop-outs for vocals
3. * med(-), common but memorable chord progression
4. med+, propulsive
5. varies, probably a show-stopper live (but not in studio)
6. dn -> med -> dn, goofy crescendo at end
7. med(+) / varies, definitely channeling the Stranglers here
8. * med(+)/varies, anthemic dumb-core sweep in 3 minutes
9. med(-), slightly sappy, perhaps 3+ drinks into the evening?
10. dn / builds, reaching for that second wind
11. dn(+), slowly swinging pseudo-anthem that ends after about 3 minutes... followed by 10-15 seconds of ambient rumbling... and then med/varies, a drunken mishmash of a new song

Track Listing
1. Best Of Friends   6. Last Of The Summer Wine
2. Step Up For The Cool Cats   7. Tom The Drum
3. All The Garden Birds   8. Johnny Bagga' Donuts
4. Rattlesnake Highway   9. We Found Love
5. Chicken Dippers   10. Three Stars
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