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Bettie Serveert
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
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2000 Release from the Dutch Group Attempting a Comeback after a Long Hiatus.


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All Artists: Bettie Serveert
Title: Palomine
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Matador Records
Release Date: 11/17/1993
Album Type: Single
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Europe, Continental Europe
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 744861007524


Album Details
2000 Release from the Dutch Group Attempting a Comeback after a Long Hiatus.

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One the best mood music albums of all time!
Sean Marshall | Detroit, MI USA | 10/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As so many others, "Kids alright" first drew me to this album in the summer of '93. I picked it up used at a local record store and found that it was full of raw, grungy, but not obnoxious sounds of emotion. Palomine is a wonderful example of low tech, hi emotion recording that is so over looked in this day of "bigger and better". This stuff gets in you and stays for a long time. It has such power without being over powering. This album will take you on an emotional "tour de France" through every nook and cranny of your soul. In my opinion, it's Bettie Serveert's most "true-to-themselves" and soul touching album by far. I still rank this virtually unknown album as one of my top 25 records of all time. Being a musician myself, people often ask me who my influences are and they almost never know who I am talking about when I say Bettie Serveert. I listen to palomine all the time to this day, and no matter how long it's been since I last heard this record, I still get that same feeling every time I hear it. It, quite simply, never gets old."
One of my favorite recordings
Todd Scott | 02/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I heard this album at a friends house, loved it, bought it. Brilliant vocals, great rock guitar, but not overpowering. Can't go wrong with this one."
Crafty songwriting pays off
J. Holmes | yokohama, japan | 08/16/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Bettie Serveet...what a great band! this danish group has rarely failed when it comes to putting out great albums stuffed with heartfelt pop rock and roll. if i had to make a comparison, i would say that, musically, they sound like Big Star or maybe the New Pornographers. lots of jangly big guitars, bittersweet ballads, hooks galore and a tight (but not too tight) rhythm section. Carol van Dijk's vocals are the real icing on the cake here. she has a great "lived-in" voice that sounds like she's been drinking whiskey and smoking cigarettes since she was age 3. it's so rough around the edges, yet so charming and adorably sweet. kim deal's got that same sort of vocal appeal. it goes a long way here to propel this band past a "yea...they're pretty good..." to "hey, this band is really good!" everyone of Bettie Serveet's albums are worth a listen and i can guarantee that if you get one, you'll want them all.
"Palomine" has the best cover of all their cd's. but be warned, once you open the digipack and see the band photo, you may wonder what the hell is wrong with them. let's just say that it's not the most flattering of band promo shots. but that is one of the charming aspects of this band...they are geeks...real dorks (or so their band photos would have you believe) but they are geeks who make some great music. once the guitars and drums kick into "Leg" you'll be hooked. the sweet "Kid's Allright" will make you feel a lump in your throat, and they even cover "Healthy Sick" by Lou Barlow.
i'm not sure what it is exactly about Bettie Serveet that is so great. it's just a very basic concept...guitar/bass/drums/vocals. but their songwriting is so crafty that they are able to instantly capture your attention and keep ahold of you in their pretty little web for the duration each amazing album. i'm hoping that they keep sticking around for awhile. it's getting hard to imagine getting used to them being gone."