Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Shaved & Dangerous
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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Whatever that title means, the album ain't bad
Paul Lawrence | Australia | 01/04/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Baby Animals are/were a strange proposition. The band plays hard rock with a variety of influences. There is no hair metal or pop metal here but you sense the band could go in that direction, or they could go totally into a sort of power pop sphere or given the strength and power of the voice of Suze De Marchi they could of just dwelt in the pub rock world. But intriguingly they steer a path that is of their own design that is in between all of the above. The songs are based on song, not a desire to put louder guitars or vocal gymnastics into the mix `just because' and that makes them so much stronger because this album works as a collection of songs. There are not the peaks and valleys that are prevalent on many albums but luckily for the Baby Animals this album doesn't suffer from listener fatigue like some albums that are more consistent can.
I guess if pressed to divulge my personal favourites I'd have to point out Don't Tell Me What To Do and Lovin' Lies as good examples of what this album is about and are probably two tunes I'd recommend prospective buyers to sample or download.
Sound quality overall on this album is good, there was obviously a half decent budget and the producer was Ed Stasium with a couple of tunes produced by Suze De Marchis later husband Nuno Bettencourt not that there is any discernable difference in my ears. And the band repaid this budget by producing a hit for the record company that presumably paid for it.
The bands pallette isn't half bad, a number of issues are discussed and with the well written music and the dare I say it `tom-boy' styled vocals this is a good album to throw on in mixed company as it isn't metal by a long stretch but is lively and full bodied enough to satisfy fans of louder music."
Beyond a sophamore slump
Joseph E. Ryner | Pocatello, Idaho | 03/23/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I loved Baby Animals first CD, so I was very excited when this CD came out. Sadly, "Shaved and Dangerous" is unremarkable. I don't know enough about the Australian music scene to know why this album was there last, but listening to it is a pretty good clue. While most of the songs are okay, there is not a single one as good as the worst song on their first CD. I haven't been this disappointed in a follow-up CD besides "Wig" or maybe "Gravity Kills". If you Don't already own it (and you probably don't), buy their self-titled debut instead. It ROCKS."
S. Aicklen | 02/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a boomer, and most of the music I like is classic rock. Like its predecessor,"Shaved and Dangerous" is one of a precious few of my very favorite albums from later periods, and I still listen to it often today. If you like good, clean hard rock, go for it while these CD's are still available."