Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Trick of Life
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
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psychomuse | 05/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"With their tongues firmly planted in cheeks, the Hoosiers are a party for your ears. It's an 80's movement just begun but all freshened up and made new again. Prog rock this is not. If you want light-hearted, inoffensive to all (except the hopelessly cynical), happy music: this is it.
Though perhaps not the most original music, these lads add an energy and earnestness that gives every tune a shot of Red Bull and vodka. And it's addictive stuff. I dare you not to like this music!"
A whimsically fun and bizarre album
Steven Stewart | Liverpool | 06/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Hoosiers, when first breaking onto the scene could only be described as weird, yet unique. They gave us a sound that we truly don't hear that much on todays pop music scene, they present originality and simplicity to their music. The lead singer Irwin Sparks has said in interviews that the band wanted to be known as an Indie band but they're not cool enough, but let me tell you when comparing the Hoosiers to other "Indie" bands on the scene at the moment they're quite easily the best at what they do. Sparks has also noted that the Hoosiers sound is a blend of all music genres and they have named it "Odd Pop" it's pop that's a bit odd.
Citing their inspirations as being The Cure, The Flaming Lips & XTC you can certainly see the inspiration when listening to the album as most every song has a completely different feel to it. My personal favourites of the album are the up beat songs such as Goodbye Mr. A and Cops & Robbers, but I most certainly love nearly all the songs on the album with the exception of Worst Case Scenario which in my opinion is the worst song on the album.
My Top 5
1. Cops & Robbers
3. Goodbye Mr. A
4. Worried About Ray
5. The Trick To Life
Brilliant album that should be owned by every American with a light hearted look at music."