Brilliant Mistakes, the / Dumb Luck
Album: Dumb Luck   Collection:Deep Storage 200705
Artist:Brilliant Mistakes, the   Added:Feb 2004
Label:Aunt Mimi's Records  

Recent Airplay
1. May 14, 2009: Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Stupid Love Song
3. Nov 18, 2008: Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Stupid Love Song
2. Dec 09, 2008: Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Feed the Elephant
4. May 20, 2008: Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Stupid Love Song

Album Review
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Reviewed 2004-04-20
Pure pop songs a la Squeeze or Elvis Costello (from whose 1986 song the band takes its name), driven by infectious hooks and intelligent lyrics.
The NYC trio does not skimp on the sit-in musicians and additional instrumentation; guitarist Alan Walker also contributes sweet piano, Wurlitzer, and Hammond lines to these little confections about (what else) the ups and downs that come after "boy meets girl." The entire album is solid, all radio-length tracks. It will put a bounce in your step and give you hope for the future. Clean.

Try: #1 - reminiscent of Ben Folds in his more subdued moments, not stupid at all; #3 - grabs you immediately and stays catchy throughout; #6 -
heart-tugger of plaintive vocals and gentle piano, plus string quartet; #7 - rocks harder, more Kinks-style; #11 - nice harmonies, features Bob Dylan bandmember Larry Campbell on pedal steel and banjo.


Track Listing
1. Stupid Love Song   7. What Will They Write on Your
2. The Girl You Left Behind   8. Destiny's Too Slow
3. Crawl Back   9. Let It Show
4. Feed the Elephant   10. She's no Angel
5. Dumb Luck   11. Clear to Me Now
6. Line of Battle   12. That Dance