Hush Now, The / Constellations
Album: Constellations   Collection:General
Artist:Hush Now, The   Added:Feb 2010

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Add Date: 2010-02-21 Pull Date: 2010-04-25
Week Ending: Apr 25 Apr 18 Apr 11 Apr 4 Mar 28 Mar 21 Mar 14 Mar 7
Airplays: 1 1 4 2 3 3 4 7

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Album Review
Trent Kay
Reviewed 2010-02-15
Jangle pop / light-touch indie with airy vocals, pop rock guitar, big bridges and choruses. Boston-based? Pshaw! This is total SoCal... at times. Watch out for those killer Stone Roses vocals -- really now, who’s surprised their singer’s name is NOEL? I’m generally skeptical of albums that frontload the best tracks, but ah well. Explore if you must.

Sophomore record for a band who already have four “former members”. You’re basically looking at Noel Kelly -- who sings and writes all the songs -- and whoever’s in his ensemble at the moment. I don’t think it’s possible for the guy to sound any more like Ian Brown... except when he unexpectedly (and competently!) apes Elliott Smith.

try: 2, 3, 4, 8
no FCCs

1. dig-in bass, even-spaced melody notes. something about this track bores me.
*2. starts with high-pitched organ. boppy bass. upbeat jaunt pop (paging phil and alan). random and unexpected operatic bridge?? whatever.
*3. melodic noodling, tight drums, mellow electropop. ba-da-dup vocal runs.
*4. slow & pretty. bells-effect keys. push-pull two-note verse. horn solo?!?
5. screechy, rough guitars. slightly lower nasal vocals. layered, looped, vocal-centric chorus takes over the track. FADE OUT mebbe 2:00 to end, or descend into mecha string section doom.
6. plucky banjo + oompa bass. horse-drawn carriage musak.
7. harder fuzz guitar sound. actually, sounds like... sludgy weezer.
*8. time signature hell. pretty, swoony, airy. ie, poppies will put them to sleep.
9. mainstreamy strummy guitar. overarcher vocals. big pop sound.
10. downtempo waltzer. super-high vocals. pretty, but directionless. early fade.

Track Listing
1. Contrails   6. Fireflies
2. Hoping & Waiting   7. Smokescreens
3. Constellations   8. Misanthrope
4. Thorns   9. I Saw You First
5. All You've Said & Done   10. Carousel