Stranglers, The / Giants
Album:Giants Collection:General
Artist:Stranglers, The Added:Jun 2013
Label:Absolute, Ear Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-07-01 Pull Date:2013-09-02 
Week Ending:Sep 1Jul 28Jul 21Jul 14Jul 7

Recent Airplay
1.Aug 29, 2013:no way to say
Freedom Is Insane
4.Jul 12, 2013:Time Traveler
Freedom Is Insane
2.Jul 26, 2013:Time Traveler
Freedom Is Insane
5.Jul 11, 2013:no way to say
3.Jul 19, 2013:Time Traveler
Freedom Is Insane
6.Jul 10, 2013:Brownian Motion

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2013-06-28 
Tight rock band plus keyboards. Range of sounds, tempos. Overall it’s fun and a bit cynical. They've been at it for ages, starting in the mid-70's punk scene and never falling apart through the decades & evolving creations.

+1.midtempo bassy rock. Organ makes an appearance halfway through, then "aaah" vocals- pretty much an instrumental. Keeps rocking
+2. Mystic synth intro with waves, cheesy! It’s a trick though, goes to peppy rock with memorable title lyric. Ends that way again, emo.
3.Midtempo, a hint of Southern swagger. Buzzy synth blends well.
++4. punk rock with a hint of “math/prog” they drop a couple beats here and there.
5. Minor key jauntiness with organ, reminiscent of some Cramps
++6.Mid-slow. Acoustic bass intro, brushed traps, beat vocal delivery. Café sway.
+7. Mid-fast. Party, I could dance to this. Half-yelled vox
8.Jangly guitar, 80's synth intro, happy 80's sound
++9. Spanish tango rock, fuzzy, buzzy, stately. Something reminds me of "White Rabbit". Outtro is just synth-wash & vocal.
10.Happy, peppy even if it seems to be about a haunted house

Track Listing
1.Another Camden Afternoon 6.My Fickle Resolve
2.Freedom Is Insane 7.Time Was Once On My Side
3.Giants 8.Mercury Rising
4.Lowlands 9.Adios (Tango)
5.Boom Boom 10.15 Steps