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Albemarle Sound
Ladybug Transistor
Albemarle Sound
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Ladybug Transistor
Title: Albemarle Sound
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Merge Records
Original Release Date: 3/23/1999
Release Date: 3/23/1999
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 036172945429, 036172945412, 5024545187328

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Steinar Sirevag | Stavanger Norway | 09/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ok, that heading was just stupid, this is not pot music. This is one of the best records to come out since " The Beach boys love you". It's sooo beautiful and even though you might say this is sixties music, it's a very modern record. It's so uplifting to hear these young people with such a genuine love and respect for music. If Burt Bacharach and Brian Wilson ever worked together, this is what may have come out. But if you haven't seen this band live, do so now. They are even better live!"
Hatful of Pleasantries
Jarrod San Angel | USA | 11/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Gary Olson and cohorts have composed, for this music aficionado's well tuned ear, some of the most lovely melodies and pop tunes to come out since.. well, since Belle & Sebastian. I wish them a long and prosperous career, rife with the lush melodic genius so generously shared with us here. One of the best albums of 1998. Truly a hidden treasure."
M'm! M'm! Good!
Jarrod San Angel | 03/10/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Albemarle Sound, be it body of water, quality of music or the latest album by the Ladybug Transistor, is a sound that seems at once familiar and yet strange. Why? Well, the Ladybug Transistor goes back to the late '60s to write in the baroque pop style that utilizes arrangements, rhythms and instrumentation that have vanished from the pop music scene, things taken from classical music and even early marching band music (well, that's what I get out of it). In a time when the off-beat is in every single song, when something "slightly funky" has become the boring norm, the Transistor have gone back to that short time in the '60s when songs were really crafted and put together, not just jammed out and recorded for posterity. It may make for an unsettling experience at first, because it certainly doesn't sound like a lot of contemporary popmusic...but it'll be well worth it. Horns ain't for ska and swing and funk anymore (again). There's nothing wrong with going back and picking up on a great thread that stopped prematurely, and the Ladybug Transistor are one of the great bands doing just that with well-orchestrated pop/soft-rock with a touch of pretty psych."