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Keep a Secret
Mysteries of Life
Keep a Secret
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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The first album from an engaging pop group that features the songs of Jake Smith and his wife, Freda Love (ex-Blake Babies, Antenna). Smith's vocals tend towards bright and hopeful, and he almost always sounds like he's ex...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Mysteries of Life
Title: Keep a Secret
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 6
Label: RCA
Release Date: 2/27/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 078636672526, 078636672540

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The first album from an engaging pop group that features the songs of Jake Smith and his wife, Freda Love (ex-Blake Babies, Antenna). Smith's vocals tend towards bright and hopeful, and he almost always sounds like he's experiencing love for the first time--the anticipation of a visit on "Kira's Coming Over," the first-date nervousness of "Hesitate." The instrumentation is just as winning, with Freda Love's Moe Tucker-esque drums keeping the pace behind bass, cello and Smith's optimistic guitar. One of the few groups who can manage an uncynical cover of the Talking Heads' "Naive Melody," which they do on their Focus on the Background EP. --Randy Silver

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CD Reviews

This is my six year old son's favorite cd
bbbiemer | 05/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I used to pop this cd in when driving long distances with child in tow. It's a great sing along record, Jake's voice is so beautiful. The back-up band is all-female and acoustic: stand up bass, drum, and violin - with Jake on guitar. The lyrics are great, especially Alibi and Going Through the Motions. My kid asked me what type of music this was and I really could't find a box to put it in, but I'll try. This is rock and roll after hours"
Catchy indie-pop rocks!
Kyle Oedewaldt | Lenexa, KS | 06/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I got this album many years ago (97?) when I was in Columbia House's CD club. Not quite sure what attracted me to it, but am I glad that I did! The unique sound of integrating a cello into indie-rock just works. Mostly acoustic, the songs are extremely catchy and the album definitely has a relaxing groove.My favorites tracks: Going through the motions, Feel my way, Into the light, I guess I'm in luckThis is one of those albums you just play over and over, it's great!Related bands: Blake Babies, Antenna"
It's a mystery why they are not more popular
Brian D. Rubendall | Oakton, VA | 04/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You want pop rock? This band has it in spades. "Keep a Secret" is one of the few truly great pop rock albums of the 1990s. The singing and songwriting are excellent. The best tracks include "Hesitate," "Alibi," "Kira's Coming Over" and "Once in a While," all three to four minute explosions of pure pop pleasure. There is not a ill chosen song on this entire collection. Fans of bands such as Material Issue and the Gin Blossoms ought to love it."