Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Son Ambulance, Bright Eyes|
Oh Holy Fools
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Two bands, four songs each--the eight songs are woven together (odd tracks by Son, Ambulance, and even tracks by Bright Eyes) in a roller coaster of emotion. The trembling vulnerability of Bright Eyes, juxtaposed with the ... more »
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Two bands, four songs each--the eight songs are woven together (odd tracks by Son, Ambulance, and even tracks by Bright Eyes) in a roller coaster of emotion. The trembling vulnerability of Bright Eyes, juxtaposed with the calming freshness of Son, Ambulance creates a landscape of melody and gloom. Certainly, this is territory that is not uncharted, but the honesty with which the stories are told will leave the listener speechless. Son, Ambulance brings a touch of clean, Belle and Sebastian-like simplicity. Bright Eyes further perfects the fervor for which they are known. Together they meld their contrasting sounds into a comfortably singular vision that uncovers the kernel of self-examination that exists inside all of us. --Liz Riley
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One of those blasted Pagans | Chapel Hill, NC | 08/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'd never heard Son, Ambulance prior to picking this album up a few days ago, but I'd become very fond of Bright Eyes. This CD showcases two bands who have got an extreme talent for taking raw, unfiltered emotion and slapping you in the face with it. Being more partial to Bright Eyes, I have to give judos to Conner Oberst for being able actually chill my spine everytime I listen to No Lies, Just Love. That song hits me like a brick wall every time I hear it. If you are unfamiliar w/ either band when you get this CD, you need to continue exploring their respective catalogues... Music like this gives me some hope that my generation won't be known as the one to kill music."
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Adam Kaczynski | Houghton, MI USA | 02/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this cd as a Bright Eyes fan, having only heard one or two songs by Son, Ambulance. I loved Bright Eyes, and from what I heard of Son, Ambulance, they were alright. But Bright Eyes didn't steal the show here. The Son, Ambulance tracks were just as wonderful. I remember the first time I listened to "Brown Park", I was so shocked that I had to listen to it again. It was that good, probably my favorite track off the disc. This stayed in my car cd player for weeks. For me, the other Son, Ambulance stand out is "Kaite Come True". The Bright Eyes tracks are all of impecable quality, standing out in my mind are "Kathy With a K's Song" and "Oh, you are the roots that sleep beneath my feet and hold the earth in place", but the others are about just as good. The price couldn't really be beat either. I could have downloaded the album for only a dollar less, but the cd does come with lyrics, which is where this music really shines. Great songwriting, probably one of my top ten albums."
C. Kim | nyc | 09/18/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"i have just bought "Oh Holy Fools" and think its great, maybe if i didnt have "Lifted" or "Fevers" i would have rated this 5 stars, nontheless "SOn Ambulance" was a surprise, with very solid songwriting, after the 2nd time listening to this cd i was hooked, both bands represent themselves well on this album and i would reccomend this to any bright eyes fans cause its definately worth buying"