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Paris Avenue
Paris Avenue
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, R&B, Rock
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All Artists: Db's
Title: Paris Avenue
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Monkey Hill
Release Date: 10/4/1994
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Power Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 019011612225, 019011612249

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Blackberry Tea | Kansas | 01/21/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I have just about every group/solo album from the dB's, Stamey, Holsapple, Sneakers, etc. It is not all great, but mostly very good. This ... stinks. It is the group that did Like This and The Sound of Music, lead by Holsapple. The music sounds unfinished or underwritten. If you are a Springteen fan, this is their "Human Touch". There are a couple things here and there which are nice, but *only* for the completist. BTW, if you are interested in checking out the dB's, just about everything else they did is worth hearing."
A Welcome Addition to The dB's Canon
John L. Micek | Harrisburg, PA USA | 08/05/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This collection of 16-track recordings that would have comprised The dB's final album is a welcome addition to this late and lamented band's recorded history.

Even in their roughest form, lead dB Peter Holsapple's songwriting shines on tracks such as "Morning Bugle," the funny live set staple, "Why Did You Sleep with My Girlfriend?" and the mid-life reflection, "Bald-Headed Baby."

Bassist Jeff Beninato, meanwhile contributes a rare non-Holsapple lead vocal, and drummer Will Rigby cements his reputation as one of pop's premier drummers

Unfortunately for the band, the writing was already on the wall, and The dB's folded before this record saw the light of day.

Essential only to completists, Paris Avenue provides the final piece of The dB's puzzle and hints at what have might have been if the universe was dominated instead by witty and skilled craftsmen and not highly polished and disposable product."
Lackluster Swan Song From A Great Group
Eric R. Last | San Bruno, CA United States | 11/22/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I'm sorry to report that "Paris Avenue" is a pale, lackluster anomoly in the dB's catalog. Hard to identify what exactly is wrong, but somehow the whole thing is just lifeless. If you love all the other stuff, including Holsapple's and Stamey's solo albums and side project (such as the always interesting Continental Drifters), and you really want to have EVERYTHING, then go ahead and get Paris Avenue, anyone who's that much a fan is bound to find something worthwhile here. But I like everything else these guys have done better than this. By the way, for the record, Stamey did not participate in this one."