Midtown Dickens / Oh Yell!
Album: Oh Yell!   Collection:General
Artist:Midtown Dickens   Added:Jul 2007
Label:307 Knox Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-11-11 Pull Date: 2008-01-13
Week Ending: Jan 13 Dec 9 Nov 25 Nov 18
Airplays: 1 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 10, 2011: Buford J. Sharkley's Bovine/Cowboy Ballads/Cantos
4. Jan 11, 2008: Live From Six Feet Under
Eggs & Toast
2. Jan 25, 2008: Live From Six Feet Underground
Eggs & Toast
5. Dec 07, 2007: Live From Six Feet Underground
Eggs & Toast
3. Jan 15, 2008: I once was canadian
A.M. Dial
6. Nov 21, 2007: public noize racket
Big Screen, Tetris

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-11-07
Nerdy-girl pop (they have an entire song about tetris), with lighthearted lyrics, a duo of female vocals, upbeat and feel good. Mostly acoustic and folky, using banjo, fiddle, and harmonica to produce a country feel at times. Feel of album reminds me of Ben Kweller in attitude (not really in general sound), with that "life is tough and we're not well adjusted, let's sing about it happily with goofy/upbeat songs." Disc has good moments, but at times the sound can be nauseatingly happy and the sound too predictable. FCC clean except 2, 5, 6, 8, 12
Recommended tracks: 2, 6, 14

1.  upbeat, dominated by female vocal harmonies

*2.  fun country sound with banjo and fiddle (one 'shit')

3.  poppy with horns

4.  cowboy-song sounding guitar

5.  slower, with banjo, some piano

* 6.  upbeat, with harmonica and lots of vocal harmony (one 'fuck')

7.  fast banjo, urgent, cracky female vocals (almost Joanna Newsom-y), darker lyrics, less happy than other tracks

8. Banjo, duo female harmonies

9. acoustic, slow and mellow, female duet, sad sounding horns

10. the song about tetris; duo female harmonies over guitar plucking

11. repetitive guitar with almost spoken yet sing songy words, breaks down to funky sounding refrain

12. accordion guided lament about being hungover; female vocal harmonies

13. a bit country sounding, with guitar plucking, female vocal harmony, slower, with harmonica

*14. Banjo, accordion, stumbly drum refrain (almost sounds decemberists-ish except for vocals), female vocal harmonies

15. raspy female vocals, upbeat, 'la la la' refrain, horns

16. blank

17. (hidden track) accordion, slower, female vocal harmony, horns

Track Listing
1. Eggs & Toast   8. Jezabel Lee
2. Guitars   9. Tambourine
3. Airplane   10. Tetris
4. Cowboy   11. Big Screen
5. The Job Song   12. Saturday Morning
6. Spine   13. Under My Shoe
7. What A Bore   14. A.M. Dial