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Junkfuel
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Junkfuel
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
If a big shiny Olympic-style medal were given to the English band that sounded the most American, this distinctly Anglican quartet (one of the guys' names is Clive for chrissakes) would be sportin' the gold. Surprisingly F...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Fretblanket
Title: Junkfuel
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: A&M
Release Date: 7/12/1994
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731452199720, 731452199744, 073145219972

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If a big shiny Olympic-style medal were given to the English band that sounded the most American, this distinctly Anglican quartet (one of the guys' names is Clive for chrissakes) would be sportin' the gold. Surprisingly Fretblanket have transcended the Seattleisms most American-sounding foreign bands have opted for recently, and they head straight for America's breadbasket, the great Midwest. They take a hefty swing at Soul Asylum's pensive, hearty, and highly melodic angst ridden anthems, without blatantly nicking their moves. Vocalist/guitarist Will Copley's raspy croaking gives an edge to the music that some of the slick production has polished off and he adds subtle vocal hooks that make songs like "Twisted," "Transmission," and "Direct Approach" attractive without being gaudy. Only in the last few songs of the record do Fretblanket seem to lose their focus and meander off into some long-winded, rambling songs, but just for a song or two. It's good solid rock and roll, in spite of its sketchy origins. --Adem Tepedelen

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This album rocks!
06/13/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just read two reviews of this album. They said how it was just Soul Asylum from England, they went on about how it was just trying to be American, how it was this and that... Well I've heard the album. And I've heard Soul Asylum, and everything else they were refering to. They were dead wrong, if you ask me. This album ROCKS. That's all I can say. The last time I heard it was actually a LONG, LONG time ago. But I was checking out this site, and looked up Fretblanket. Now remember, the last time I heard this album was probably a year ago (I don't own it, sadly...that WILL change!). Well I looked at the list of song titles, and I could remember each song distinctly. I could remember liking every one of them. I didn't own it, and I'd only heard it a few times at my friend's house. This from someone that needs to listen to an album about 5 times before I decide if I actually like it. I heard it, and I knew. That's all I have to say. Now go buy it."