Tuesday, September 15, 2009

960. The Vines - Highly Evolved (2002)

Track Listing

1. Highly Evolved
2. Autumn Shade
3. Outtathaway
4. Sunshinin
5. Homesick
6. Get Free
7. Country Yard
8. Factory
9. In The Jungle
10. Mary Jane
11. Ain't No Room
12. 1969


A really nice and varied album of alt-rock here. This is always a good thing to have, The Vines are clearly defined by their influences particularly in the Beatlesque The Factory, but this is done in such a blatant way that it never feels like stealing, only as a heartfelt homage.

The album is mainly fun, the whole thing is really enjoyable even when the lyrics are screeched they are backed by hard-pounding rock which really makes it work. I probably wouldn't call this album a great work of art, but it is fun enough to really deserve a place in my iPod.

The album consists of one great hooky song after another, and it slowly gets into your head and he way they keep changing up styles makes it all the less boring. So yeah, if you are looking for light enjoyable and kind of noisy fun rock you could do much worse than this!

Track Highlights

1. Get Free
2. Outtathaway
3. Factory
4. Autumn Shade

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

The debut single, "Highly Evolved", was chosen as Single of the Week by influential British music magazine New Musical Express. They also voted it the 2nd best album of the year in 2002.

I want some of what he's having:

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