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High Ball Me
Moose
High Ball Me
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop
 
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After a lengthy sabattical spent contemplating Jesus, the never-less-than-mighty Moose return with their 4th and most perfectly-formed album (and their first North American release since their brush with Virgin Records and...  more »

      
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All Artists: Moose
Title: High Ball Me
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Nickl
Release Date: 5/1/2000
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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After a lengthy sabattical spent contemplating Jesus, the never-less-than-mighty Moose return with their 4th and most perfectly-formed album (and their first North American release since their brush with Virgin Records and their tour of the USA with The Cocteau Twins). "High Ball Me" is an as-near-as-dammit realisation of the perrenial Moose fixations of classic 60s / 70s pop, heart shredding country & western, stellar songwriting (of the Nillson / Hazelwood school), and borderline-melodic guitar mangling. The amalgam of these influences is one of the best and most diverse pop albums of the century so far, and the greatest record the House of Love never managed to make despite always threatening to. With the emphasis always and firmly on tune and harmony, the 11 tracks rush forth in a swell of sweeping strings, shimmering guitars, rousing organs, rattling bongos, Joe Meek-esque antique effects, and too many other beautiful ideas to take in at once. Did i mention the Pale Fountains?" (review by Penny Black)

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The moose is loose
joe | 07/26/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"My god man. This band has always been one of my favorites. They managed to survive the post shoegaze era, rotating members, and long lapses in-between albums. High ball me is good, not as good as "honeybee" or "live a little, love a lot" but still really good, and to think they only took about 6 years to release this! Anyway, I love moose, they can pretty much do whatever they want and it would still be good. Buy this and add it to yer collection. Acoustic guitars chiming away, strange background vocal arrangements (reminds me of catalina island?!) soothing vocals - a moose trademark, and the ever present sweeping melodies that make good pop music great. I wish House of love was still around, then they can hang out with moose and make more beautiful albums, oh well, we still have moose!!!"