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Young Knives / Superabundance
Album:Superabundance Collection:General
Artist:Young Knives Added:04/2008
Label:Warner Music Uk 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-11-23 Pull Date:2009-01-25 
Week Ending:18 Jan11 Jan4 Jan28 Dec21 Dec7 Dec30 Nov
Airplays:2111211

Recent Airplay
1.Tue, 03 Feb 09:Francis D
Time Traveler
4.Fri, 09 Jan 09:Francis D
Time Traveler
2.Wed, 14 Jan 09:Red West
Hand Wash in Coleslaw
5.Fri, 02 Jan 09:Francis D
Time Traveler
3.Tue, 13 Jan 09:Francis D
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6.Fri, 26 Dec 08:Francis D
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Album Review
David McWade
Reviewed 2008-06-20 

Mod new wave pop-- a big throwback to about 1980 and maybe they would have been huge back then too, opening for the Jam or Elvis Costello, XTC etc. I grew up on music like this and I do realize that it might sound dated coming from these guys right now. Derivative, too, perhaps but generally pretty tolerable. Nonetheless, there's probably nothing like this right now in the A file and I would prefer listening to this than an average pop-punk band (though not a good one). You decide. Read the inserted liner notes, I think this is going to be/has been pushed pretty hard.

Rec: 1, 2, 4, 7

1 almost ska-ish, pretty hot
2 mid-fast, funky beat, very active sound
3 a bit lighter, like a slightly edgier Blur
4 fast, poppy, reminiscient
5 fast, rocking, a bit pat
6 starts somewhat funky like a Gang of Four hit, singing innocuous, really produced strings come in, they might want this to be a commercial hit
7 pounding drums, interesting fuzzy guitar and melody, this is a good one
8 poppy new wave with ok guitars, vocal inflections like Lene Lovich (I know there is a male equivalent, but I can't think of who it is), slightly clever lyrics
9 catchy, real arena feel in the chorus kind of ruins it
10 short little interlude, Ted Leo 'first to finish, last to start' comes to mind
11 cool, guitar work, a bit post-punk, time signatures, but chorus is repeated too many times
12 Too much repetition in the chorus, after 5 mins 2 minutes of silence and then a wacky little song that reminds me of Madness

Track Listing
1.Fit 4 U 7.I Can Hardly See Them
2.Terra Firma 8.Dyed In The Wool
3.Up All Night 9.Rue The Days
4.Counters 10.Flies
5.Light Switch 11.Mummy Light The Fire
6.Turn Tail 12.Current Of The River