Charade, the / Best Is Yet to Come, the
Album: Best Is Yet to Come, the   Collection:General
Artist:Charade, the   Added:Jun 2005
Label:Skipping Stones Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-07-18 Pull Date: 2005-09-19
Week Ending: Sep 18 Aug 28 Aug 7 Jul 31 Jul 24
Airplays: 1 1 4 4 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 31, 2007: a sound escape
When Trouble Comes Our Way
4. Aug 06, 2005: Bite and Hide Alumi Show
Monday Morning
2. Sep 12, 2005: Plastic Fantastic Lover
The Sun Is Gonna Shine on Yo
5. Aug 02, 2005: Storytime!
It's Summer Again
3. Aug 22, 2005: Democratic Foreplay and Sex Wax
It's Summer Again
6. Aug 02, 2005: Sex Wax and Foreplay
The Sun Is Gonna Shine on Yo

Album Review
Princess D
Reviewed 2005-07-26
Sugary, pink and fluffy pop from Sweden reminiscent of Stereolab, St. Ettiene, Belle and Sebastian. Unsophisticated 60's feel, slickly produced, pleasant but with no surprises.
All tracks female vocals with male and female backing, keyboard, guitar. Most tracks are short 2-3 minutes. It all sounds about the same, so recommendations are not particularly meaningful, but I liked (in this order):
(9), (1), (6), (10)

*(1) Nice, apparently this is the "single" off this album... boy-girl pop jaunt
(2) Upbeat, seat-bopping cuteness.
(3) Too sickly sweet for it's own good.
(4) Slower, more introspective (but still fluff).
(5) Same same, la la nah nah nah nah, girly harmonizing.
*(6) Sinister intro lapses back into 4/4 pop, jingly guitars, toe-tapping.
(7) Weakest track on the album. Male vocals. Pretty awful.
(8) Spacey synthesizer.
**(9) A little more sophisticated. Definitely pleasing.
*(10) Sunny.
(11) Yuck. Falls flat. Jangling guitar accompanies male-female, sooo boring.

Track Listing
1. Monday Morning   6. When Trouble Comes Our Way
2. What Do You See in Me?   7. On the Bar
3. Night Time Confession   8. The Saddest Story Every Told
4. Stories Remain Untold   9. The Sun Is Gonna Shine on Yo
5. Lying on My Couch   10. It's Summer Again
  11. Stockholm January 2005