Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Some half-witt let this 1 go and I SCORED!!! It's audio gold
Roger Lawson at (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Bainbridge Isl, Washington | 05/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm listening to Drenched rite now. This must be the 1,000th time I've heard it, and it still kicks me in the teeth evry time!!I got turned on to Miricle Legion while I was searching for some obscure Frank Black. This one turned up used and I decided to take a chance on it. The whole thing rocks and I can't recomend it highly enough. Sooner kicks it off with a slow build to an explosion of sound, hard as hell bass drums and some very pretty quitar with lyrics that seem to werstle with and at the same time achieve a unity with the driving force of the music that creats a wall of sound, with gun-ports! Fast to slow and back agin with some piano for class. This one is all over the place. Next up, Sea Hag, this gem provides the inspiration for the cover photography, and slows it up some so you can appriciate how good it is and sing along with the chorus, and you will. Snacks and Candy opens with some astute sampling of big Al Sharton. Then it steps on your neck with lyrics belted out so fast and smooth they'll confuse the dopest of the amphetamine rappers, and gives up enough ax to satisfy the heaviest of mettle heads named Randy, because ther always is one. I could go on about evry song on this disk. They're all great, so I'll stick to my favorites. Which brings us to Out to Play. A song with apeal to anyone who who ever felt love and feared loss. and still manges to connect with the romanticism of those who have yet to be disillusioned by em. From there they kick you out of reverie and into high gear. Just in time to recapture and feed Randy's need for speed with Velvetine. The disk winds down with a religious crituque called Waiting Room that features forcfull background vocals by the Friendship Choir. This one's a real foot stomper. To wrap it all up is short ditty called Maybelline that adds a harmonica and tamborine to the mix. The addition of these two instrumants add a freshness that'll have you playing the whole thing over agin. Each and evry one of the songs on this remarcable disk build and break with a renewed enthusiasm all its own. Go and find it. That's my advice to you. You won't be sorry."
Best of the Legion
Mike | TX | 01/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Miracle Legion is a group of songwriters who over the years have been looked over. They have been critized as "REM clones". The similarities are there but they are not clones. Though in the early years you could tell they borrowed ideas from the group. But if you listen to this CD you can tell they have began to develope there own sound, and boy does it sound good. Drenched
is filled with wonderful songs with surreal lyrics about child innocents, romance, and religion. The songs continue with great folky melodies along with firm bass and drum lines. And personally I think old Mark Mulcahy beats the pants of Mike Stipe any day.
If you can get your grubby mits on this CD, then by all means...get it!"
Solid Album From a Solid Band
Guy McMann | 09/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Miracle Legion's only album available on cd is a collection of songs that are bursting with energy. The opening track hits you hard and keep you tapping your feet. The album quickly loses steam after that song but luckily regains it jsut as fast with "So Good" and "Everything is Rosey." On Velvetine Mark sings with a fever rarely heard from is usualy soothing voice and its an entralling experience since his voice is one of the best in the genre. Though fans of Surprise, Surprise, Surprise may feel a little left out since these songs lack the darkness found in the previous albums, Mark's sonngwriting has only grown stronger. Perhaps the production is to blame for the lighter feel of these sonngs. Not to say it is at all bad, the glossy production gives new light to instruments that often were lost in the mix on their earlier albums. So while it feels these songs dont have the depth that their earlier work has, it is only because there is greater focus."