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Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Devlins
Title: Drift
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 3
Label: Capitol
Release Date: 4/20/1993
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 077778062226

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Fell Through the Cracks
James Carragher | New York | 04/22/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I have been playing Drift for the last couple days after not listening to it for at least a year. It is the first of three Devlins CD and undeservedly obscure. These two brothers from Ireland rock mildly on cuts like I Knew That, Every Time You Go, and the outstanding Turn You 'Round. Malcolm Burn provides his characteristic production but, while still edgy and feedback- and reverb-laden, it is more subdued than on some of his other work with, for example, U2 and Emmylou Harris. That is all to the good; this is not music that needs to be overwhelmed in sound. The best tracks include Almost Made You Smile, Someone to Talk To, As Far As You Can Go, I Don't Want to Be Like This, and Until the Light Shines Through. Those last two titles close the CD and are the best showcases for the Devlins' lyrics and yearning vocals that properly command the most attention in this excellent debut,"
StephenMcC | Ireland | 10/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You know, once in a while u come across an album which is much more than just a body of work released by an artist, but something which marks a very important time in ur life, and for me this album is one (if not one of the most important) of these. My first memory of this album is seeing the video for 'Almost made you Smile' on irish TV around '94 or so and from then I was hooked, it was played quite a bit on TV, I remember one time enjoyin' the video and we had a powercut - gutted! But anyways I had a vague idea who they were but had real trouble coming across the album, until I stumbled upon it in a local record shop and bought it for my girlfriend at the time (on my birthday as I remember - cool!). I've bought this album several times for myself and as gift for others (it's that good!).

I've seen them a number of times live and they get better every time.

Check out 'Consent' also as I think these albums are quite similar only 'Consent' has got a bit more mixing and more money put into the recording. 'Waiting' is also good, but my least favourite of the three (now four of course, maybe because the girlfriend i mentioned bought it for me just before we broke up - tragic!)

Drift - A real moody, soulful, yearning masterpiece!