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Spook School, The / Try To Be Hopeful
Album:Try To Be Hopeful Collection:General
Artist:Spook School, The Added:05/2016
Label:Fortuna Pop! 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-05-23 Pull Date:2016-07-24 
Week Ending:17 Jul10 Jul26 Jun29 May
Airplays:1112

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 14, 2016:a strange pursuit
Burn Masculinity
4.Jun 22, 2016:a strange pursuit
Richard And Judy
2.Jul 09, 2016:Music Casserole
Everybody Needs To Be In Love
5.May 28, 2016:Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Burn Masculinity
3.Jun 23, 2016:a strange pursuit
Everybody Needs To Be In Love
6.May 25, 2016:I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants!
I Want To Kiss You

Album Review
Wallace Brontoon
Reviewed 2016-05-17 
Twee jangle pop in C86 style (from Scotland, natch). A lot of message-driven music about feminism, gender roles, etc. No FCCs.

1. (2:02) ******** Light, airy, fem vox, into a sticky, thick wonderful fuzz texture. "Burn burn masculinity"
2. (2:59) **** Heavy fuzz, swamp of texture, fast. Male vox, brisk and thrashy
3. (3:12) ***** Fem vox, sweet and fast with heavy bass and "aww aww" falling gracefully, just perfectly hooky and jangly
4. (3:27) *** Uptempo, thrash-jangle sound swamp, male vox.
5. (2:48) ***** Swaying git distortion with swaying male vox, delicate, fuzzy and light and triumphant. Ends with sax solo.
6. (3:33) ****** Bright, colorful guitar and snarly, dorky male vox. Fades out into shambolic heap, frail vox continue sing-speaking, then returns to strong guitars.
7. (2:59) ****** Male vox, yelping, high, straining. Awkward against dynamic jangle soundwall, charming
8. (2:51) ******* Ya-ya-ya happy sunshiney anthem to polymorphous sexuality, bright and fast and cheerful
9. (1:49) ***** Bright reedy guitars; Uptempo, male vox, fun soft fuzz backdrop
10. (3:15) ******* Good song, insistent bass, driving and hooky. But: it confuses binary with hexidecimal. This is not okay. This is just stupid, using a word and thinking you understand it but you don't. Hexidecimal is NOT binary.
11. (4:46) ***** Fuzzy gits, soft and sweet, builds to a nice distorted heap.

Track Listing
1.Burn Masculinity 6.Everybody Needs To Be In Love
2.Richard And Judy 7.Vicious Machine
3.Friday Night 8.I Want To Kiss You
4.Speak When You're Spoken To 9.Books And Hooks And Movements
5.August 17th 10.Binary
 11.Try To Be Hopeful