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Various Artists / Homemade Hits, V.1
Album:Homemade Hits, V.1 Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:06/2004
Label:Kittridge Records Usa 

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Add Date:2004-10-25 Pull Date:2004-12-27 
Week Ending:26 Dec19 Dec12 Dec28 Nov21 Nov14 Nov7 Nov31 Oct
Airplays:11112113

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Album Review
Gabe
Reviewed 2004-09-28 
Varied styles of pop songs – 26 of them! The marketing blurb compares the variety to the heyday of cassette mix tapes but I would argue that the sounds themselves are also quite throwback-ish, being very reminiscent of various New Wave styles. Name that forebear! At times, I thought that was the game I was supposed to play while listening.

1. Feel of mid-70s glam Bowie
2. Oy, Vocoder and overdriven, swirly synths; very 1982
3. Synthesized falsetto vocals over a breezy groove
4. A bassline to make Kim Deal proud and snotty vocals and sharp guitars; nice
5. Lush female vocals singing humorously cynical lyrics; again, sharp guitars
6. 60s-ish pop but with whiny white guy guitar-n-singing and trashy recording
7. Point-counterpoint guy/girl singing; chintzy synths and organ; fabulous
8. Uh, The Wedding Present?
9. Great tune, pleasantly sparse arrangement, and equally pleasantly tinny recording
10. Giant balls of psychedelic gas
11. Hazy summer afternoon tune
12. Proto-synth a la Human League; clubbing-related lyrics; restrained vocals
13. Raucous, bombastic production; solid song; what, some sort of Tom Jones tribute
14. Emotionally cold love song; plenty of antecedents there – Ultravox, e.g.
15. Competent if thin bassline, wavering vocals; early New Order?
16. Lysergic 60s-style pop
17. Sloppy and thin drums and guitar, not-quite-sweet-enough vocals
18. Cure minus Robert Smith’s voice
19. Heavenly-style sweet vocals and semi-acoustic pop
20. Song about relationship spring cleaning by twee guy but then brash women bust in
21. Of the insanely breezy and catchy school of pop; pa-pa-paaa-pa-pa-paa, yay!
22. Too sweet vocals for the arrangement, too muscular guitars for the weak vocals
23. Lo-fi riffing and monotone singing; funny lyrics though
24. We want to be The Undertones
25. Choppy electronics and mechanized voice; again, funny lyrics redeem the song
26. Whoa, where’d the Krautrock synth swoops come from? Excellent! For comparison, think Six Finger Satellite’s dystopic synth blasts

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.LaytonTu Le Jours
2.Rose for Bohdan and Lil PocketPig Im
3.PersonsBernerter
4.National SplitsSlowboat
5.Going StaggBreathe
6.Pumpkin PicassoRobot and My Friend
7.New BethelTelepathy
8.Summer in Between, theMicahs
9.Ariels Pinks HauntedWant Me
10.Luke TopTake It Easy
11.HoneybunchAkLl Thats Left of Me
12.Pragmatics, theVelcro
13.Troy TaroyCrystalline
14.BoothbyDiamond Ring
15.Units, theOh to Love Phoneix
16.Holy ShitNew Colors
17.SnoozerMe More
18.Vergel TearsOut with Your Happy
19.Honey DiaryDrive
20.Awesomes, theTeamwork
21.LunchboxFerrruf
22.Katie the PestWhat Color Are You
23.Le PepesPu You Stink
24.Mosquitoes, theTeenage Frustration
25.Dewey DecimatorLate Night Booty Call
26.Tugboat FantasticLaughter & Forgetting