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Drop Nineteens
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: Drop Nineteens
Title: Delaware
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Caroline
Release Date: 6/5/1992
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 017046172325, 017046172349, 5020803444028

CD Reviews

Shoegaze Masterpiece A Must Buy
Gabriel V. Delsaz | Miami, FL USA | 08/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Back in 91-92 I was infatuated with the shoegazer movement. I was totally lost in the gorgeous walls of sound of My Bloody Valentine, the soothing harmonies of Slowdive, the fragile beauty of the Boo Radleys, and the distortion feedback of Medicine. This album, from an unknown Boston band, soon became one of my absolute favorites of the era. Delaware, Winona and Kick the Tragedy are literally three of the best songs ive heard in my entire life (and I'm a music freak with well over a 1,000 CD's so I've heard it all and then some). Kick the Tragedy holds a special place in my heart. Its hard to describe but completely captures what was best about the shoegazer movement. The song is mostly instrumental but has a dreamy surreal quality about it. Mid-song a girl starts to ramble. It may sound incoherent at first but if you really listen it actually starts to make a lot of sense. The subject deals with growing up and loss of innocence, as well as disillusionment. I'd say its a fair candidate for best song to ever come out of the period. Check this album out. You will not be disappointed."
Highly accessible music
race_of_doom | USA | 08/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's a strange world we live in. The Drop Nineteens made some of the finest music in the shoegazing genre, and they are almost completely unknown. It's a sad shame, it really is.Every single song on here is amazing... from the chugging bombast of "Delaware" to the fuzzy windout that is "(Plus Fish Dream)." You'll be changing your mind constantly as to which song is your favorite. Right now I really like "Kick The Tragedy," which features an interesting segment of a possibly intoxicated person rambling about different things. The song is both poignant and uplifting.If you're lucky to obtain a copy, please take good care of it."
Shoegazing at it's best
pete huffman | atlanta ga | 06/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Shoegazing music... a term used to describe a branch of the early 90's altern music scene. It comes from the tendency of the band to be playing and getting sooo into their music that they zone out in a sense and stare at thier shoes as they play. This band had great potential but failed to live up to this first album. The girl singer went on to form "Hot Rod" and then "Boy Wonder" the second is the better of the 2. This album is amazing how they weave 3 guitar parts all loaded with what appears to be every effect a guitar can have on it. The bass lines hold the foundation of the song much like U2's Adam Clyton would do his albums at the same time. The songs have great melodies mixed/hidden within the music, it just takes a few times to start to pick them out of the noise. And it's not noise as in sonic youth but as if the Edge would have fuzzed up all his guitar parts. It surprises me that noone found out about this band, because you can tell this (and My Bloody Valentine) is where a lot of bands got their idea's from. Especially Radiohead. Doesn't everyone know that the recorded noise in "creep" was originally an accident/work of frustration. Something they can top in creativity to this day.
The Cover of Madonna's Angel really show how original their sound was. They also did this with barry manalow's mandy....
Try this out if you are into shoegazing ... if not it may not be your cup of tea."