Cocorosie / Grey Oceans
Album: Grey Oceans   Collection:General
Artist:Cocorosie   Added:May 2010
Label:Sub Pop Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-07-11 Pull Date: 2010-09-12
Week Ending: Sep 5 Aug 22 Aug 1
Airplays: 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 24, 2019: The Library
Smokey Taboo
4. Oct 26, 2016: The Library
Smokey Taboo
2. Apr 12, 2017: The Library
Smokey Taboo
5. Jun 21, 2016: The Library
Smokey Taboo
3. Jan 25, 2017: The Library
Smokey Taboo
6. Mar 01, 2016: The Library
Smokey Taboo

Album Review
george lu
Reviewed 2011-01-06
Sisters Bianca "Coco" and Sierra "Rosie" Casady's fourth full length. They combine freak folk with elements of rap and post rock. Their vocals are distinct: Sierra classically trained as an opera singer in Paris but Bianca sings/harmonizes with a deliberately bizzare/alien intonation. There's quite a bit of history about how the sisters were separated as children (thanks to the daddy issues that they often sing about) but reunited in Paris, where they then decided to form cocorosie. This album is a trippy mix of vashti bunyan, found sound, and sigur ros. 8+3 are recommended for catchy pop. 5+2 are good as well but much more slow and atmospheric.

1. (4:40) psych-folk with brooding mandolins, synths
2. (4:48) part sigur ros, part freak folk. samples some spoken word.
3.* (3:08) great flute. the intro is very playful but the slower, more deliberate middle is solid as well
4. (3:52) melancholy strings, woodwinds.
5. (4:32) slow, sad piano song.
6. (4:38) mellow: spoken word, xylophone, electronics, and crooning vocals
7. (3:50) hip hop beats, Bianca sings with a rap-like flow
8.* (5:14) the single: trumpet, synths, and beautifully flowing melodies
9. (4:25) samples birds; as ghostly and ethereal as the title would suggest
10. (4:20) very electronic heavy; it almost sounds like an electro/house remix of a normal cocorosie song.
11. (3:28) has some really graphic lyrics about rape (no fcc forbidden words technically). glitch instrumentals; not a good stand-alone track anyways

George Lu

Track Listing
1. Trinity's Crying   6. R.I.P. Burn Face
2. Smokey Taboo   7. The Moon Asked The Crow
3. Hopscotch   8. Lemonade
4. Undertaker   9. Gallows
5. Grey Oceans   10. Fairy Paradise
  11. Here I Come