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Kaleidoscope
Chills
Kaleidoscope
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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Kaleidoscope World is the Chills' essential document, a collection of tracks from early and mid-'80s EPs, singles, and compilation cuts. The influence of Syd Barrett and early Pink Floyd is stronger on these early track...  more »

      
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All Artists: Chills
Title: Kaleidoscope
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Flying Nun
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 8/6/2007
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Australia & New Zealand
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Kaleidoscope World is the Chills' essential document, a collection of tracks from early and mid-'80s EPs, singles, and compilation cuts. The influence of Syd Barrett and early Pink Floyd is stronger on these early tracks than it would be on subsequent releases, both on the easygoing sing along numbers and the more experimental outings. The highlight (of both the album and the Chills' career) is their New Zealand hit single, the haunting 'Pink Frost'.

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CD Reviews

Sheer brilliance
Ludwig J. Pluralist | Beacon, NY USA | 04/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love a lot of Kiwi alt rock bands, and while the Chills may not be my favorites (that would have to be the wonderful band The Clean), this is, nevertheless, a wonderful, brilliant record. Filled with quirky details and loaded with lo-fi charm and appeal, this is what great rock music sounds like, and it's the best recording by this talented band (it's actually a compilation of different EPs). It also has one of the catchiest pop-rock songs ever written, the amazing I Love My Leather Jacket.

I only wish Kaleidoscope World were still available for purchase. I also wish the Chills would consider a U.S. tour, but alas, they seem content to stick around their home country and to play only the occasional show."
Worth the price for pink frost!!!
My Stars* | gadsden,alabama | 05/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"pink frost is a seminal post punk song and the best song on the album!this record is a bit disjointed but it is still a beautiful collection.indie rock 101.this is a must own for anyone interested in punk,post punk,jangle,indie,smart pop, or kiwi rock.brilliant in places and better than most bands entire catalog.the chills are a new zealand velvet underground.they are that important and that good."
First Rate Jangle Pop
D. Godfrey | Seoul | 11/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As stated earlier this is a collection of The Chills early 7" singles and The Lost EP. Incredibly catchy classic Flying Nun pop at it's best. You'll be humming these songs all day, they're very infectious. If you like this also have a look around for the Brave Words LP which followed the release of these singles and EP. It's a
another piece of fine Flying Nun pop from the label's golden years (early to mid 80's.)"