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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Melt-Banana
Title: Charlie
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: A-Zap Records
Release Date: 11/3/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 650035200120

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Buy this Record!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD proves what fans who've seen the band live already know: Melt-banana are the most massive sounding crew in the world! 'Charlie' also proves that self-production is the best route for many artists. (rant: Steve Albini-the Todd Rundgren of the 80s-completely neutered their sound with his patented tinny, angry mosquito sound. His style is useful if you have a drum-heavy and bass-less sound and you want to appear angry; otherwise, it's worse than useless...just ask P.J. Harvey). The sound on 'Charlie' is so unlike their first couple of CDs that many might believe that they've improved musically; in fact, they're just better recorded. The fact that this little jewel -hard as a diamond and just as priceless - is only the first release (on CD/vinyl) on Melt-banana's own label is the most exciting thing about this release! It would be far, far better that you go hungry for a week, or pay your bills late, or sell some plasma than you live another day without 'Charlie' in your life!"
"Charlie" truly qualifies as new music.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's amazing that the same instrumentation (guitar, bass, drums, vocals) that makes much popular music created the sounds on this album. Every member of Melt-Banana plays with personal style and incredible energy. Buy the album, see them live if you can, and tell everyone about them. If you are in a band that tries to push the limits, "Charlie" will teach you humility."
A substantial improvement.
-theMitch- ( | Chicago, Il | 11/17/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Melt-Banana's first album was great. I won't deny that. But with "Charlie," the band has evolved int a whole new entity. All the speed, noise, and funk remains intact, and the band gains a sense of continuity between songs. Setting this disc on shuffle is not the way to go, as the tracks blend so well into each other. Highlights include "Spathic!!" and "Area 877 (Phoenix mix)." A great album, for all who enjoy the band."