Brakesbrakesbrakes / Beatific Visions, The
Album: Beatific Visions, The   Collection:General
Artist:Brakesbrakesbrakes   Added:Jul 2007
Label:Rough Trade Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-11-18 Pull Date: 2008-01-20
Week Ending: Jan 6 Dec 30 Dec 16 Dec 9 Dec 2 Nov 25
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 26, 2008: Sonic Bubble Sub
On Your Side
4. Dec 28, 2007: Business Time
Hold Me In The River
2. Jan 25, 2008: Live From Six Feet Underground
Hold Me In The River
5. Dec 14, 2007: Live From Six Feet Underground
Hold Me In The River
3. Jan 02, 2008: Eran Mukamel (sub)
Beatific Visions
6. Dec 07, 2007: Live From Six Feet Underground
Hold Me In The River

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-11-14
BrakesBrakesBrakes – The Beatific Visions Reviewed by Witz

Frenetic catchy punk-rock. The second release from the Brighton, UK band is a quick, frantic album packed with catchy riffs and choruses, but also full of commentary on the world that we live in. Self described as “literate country-punk,” the album has some nice variety and well constructed tracks, but does not strike me as particularly memorable. Eamon Hamilton’s voice, for better or worse (both on this album), is very distinctive, and provides the core of the album. FCC CLEAN

**1) Bright, poppy track starts it off. Rolling guitars, catchy verse and chorus. (2:00)
2) Sex Pistols sounding. (2:06)
*3) Country-punk about love. (2:01)
4) Slower, quieter country ballad. (3:48)
5) Semi-political, semi-weird, semi- Dead Kennedys… (2:00)
6) Soft, guitar picking song about a woman—“nice” (2:26)
7) Medium tempo, foot tapping song again about a woman. (2:54)
8) 65 seconds of frenetic confusion about “the war” and “pineapples/porcupines.”(1:05)
*9) Slightly harder, punky, Sex Pistols-y, catchy track…that also kinda sounds like the theme song to Friends…(2:27)
*10) Rollicking country-rock track. (2:21)
11) Slow, quiet, nice vocals, moody. (4:57)

Track Listing
1. Hold Me In The River   6. Isabel
2. Margarita   7. Beatific Visions
3. If I Should Die Tonight   8. Porcupine Or Pineapple
4. Mobile Communication   9. Cease And Desist
5. Spring Chicken   10. On Your Side
  11. No Return