Mittens / Mittens
Album: Mittens   Collection:General
Artist:Mittens   Added:Aug 2004
Label:Man with Gun  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-01-03 Pull Date: 2005-03-07
Week Ending: Jan 9
Airplays: 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 07, 2005: Don't Look At Me, I'm Hideous
A Lot Like You
2. Jan 04, 2005: +
Im Just Sayin'

Album Review
Chuan-Mei Lee
Reviewed 2004-11-12
Mittens is a Boston-based pop band. They play mostly poppy, melodic, happy songs. These seem like kids who would share on the playground. The instrumentation is usually simple and so are their melodies. Slightly whinny vocals add a good edge to what would otherwise be too syrupy-sweet. –Chuan-Mei

*1. baseline reminiscent of motown pop; mid tempo
2. bouncy base chords, tambourine beats; mid-fast tempo
3. trumpets, guitar, drumming (trumpets are a little too much); mid tempo
**4. simple guitar/bass and drumming, catchy refrain "it always rains on garbage night... i'm a lot like you"; mid-fast tempo
5. happy, chimey synthesizer-sounds; mid tempo
6. banjo strumming adds a pretty stream of sound; mid tempo
7. chimey interludes, some synthey beats; mid tempo
*8. vocal harmonizing during refrain give fullness to this ballad; mid tempo
9. bouncy, clap-along beats and chords; mid tempo
10. a fast, happy ditty; fast tempo
11. strummy guitars and tambourines; mid-fast tempo
*12. good layering of sounds; mid tempo
13. plaintive singing though ends on a happy note, slow tempo

Track Listing
1. Skip It All   7. Ringin a Bell
2. Whatcha Think About that   8. She Forgot Her Umbrella
3. Belinda   9. Aches and Pains
4. A Lot Like You   10. Tie Me Over
5. Lets Make the Neighbors Wanl   11. Big Decisions
6. Im Just Sayin'   12. Reinforce Me
  13. How Do You Love Me