Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Another brilliant record
Christian Bonner | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States | 01/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Lime Green Girl is a return to the full band sound of earlier Black Watch records like "Amphetamines" and "Seven Rollercoasters", with J'Anna Jacoby back in fold as a true member of the band (1999's King of Good Intentions, even though it featured J'Anna on a few tracks, almost seemed like a John Andrew Frederick solo album).Lime Green Girl gets off to a great start, with the mid-tempo "Caroline" and its grimy (but not dirty) guitars and understated melody, which reminds me somewhat of "This Way Out" - era Idaho. The next song "Bring Me The Shears", my current favorite track, has heartstopping chorus that digs into my brain every time I hear it. The rest of the album prety much follows the lead of these two songs - alternating between woozy post-shoegaze ("I Remember Swimming") to frenetic indie-pop (for lack of a better term) workouts like "Purple Milk and Yr. Pink Sky" and "Cellophane". All in all, Lime Green Girl is another near-perfect gem of an album from one of the most overlooked bands on Earth.Oh, and as a bonus, Lime Green Girl also contains seven classic Black Watch songs from all four of the group's previous albums, which is a perfect initiation for those who are hearing Black Watch for the first time. In all, to quote Jack Rabid (in so many words) of Big Takeover fame, this album is imperative listening for those who think literate and heartfelt, yet gutsy, pop music is a thing of the past; This record will change your mind."
Such amazing pop
Christian Bonner | 02/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"the black watch create such amazing pop--in the vein of My Bloody Valentine (but more acoustic-oriented and with strings), XTC (but more smooth, less quirky), and Moose (but much less twangy--more lush and at the same time more rockin'). "Caroline" and "All the Stars are Jewel-Bright" are great upbeat happy pop with dozens of dirty guitars and hum-along choruses; "Bring Me the Shears!" is like an excellent outtake from MBV's "Isn't Anything" era, there's a ripping version of Gordon Lightfoot's "If you could read my mind". this records just goes on and on--it's spacey and beatuiful and quiet like Yo La Tengo too. Very obscure band (but getting better and better known all the time), very awesome pop."