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Horsedrawn Wishes
Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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One for that rainy-day, difficult-but-rewarding pile. This Dublin trio whips up dense stormclouds of guitar and electronic "orchestration" which singer Ken Griffin seeds with evocative streams of lyric fragments. --Jeff Ba...  more »

      
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All Artists: Rollerskate Skinny
Title: Horsedrawn Wishes
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Release Date: 2/27/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093624594321, 093624594345, 603497202669

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One for that rainy-day, difficult-but-rewarding pile. This Dublin trio whips up dense stormclouds of guitar and electronic "orchestration" which singer Ken Griffin seeds with evocative streams of lyric fragments. --Jeff Bateman

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Should Never Have Split Up
F. Condron | Seattle, WA USA | 02/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Rollerskate Skinny were probably one of the best if not "The best" irish band to grace the planet. I think this album shows their true strengths and pulls a lot of influences from My Bloody Valentine (apart from Kevin Shields brother) and early Mercury Rev, this album is fantastic. The last song Bell Jars Away sums it up, beautiful and melancoly at times and uplifting at others, amazing harmonies...I love this record..."
Genius!
kicker cornelius | montgomery, al | 02/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

""horsedrawn wishes" is very similar musically to the flaming lips (especially the "hit to death in the future head" album).i first heard of skinny from a compilation my friend made. the e.l.o. song "mister kingdom" came before it, and somehow subconsciously "mister kingdom" and "speed to your side" melded into one song. really, i dont know how but the songs still to this day sound like they were meant to be played one after the other. so, when i got "horsedrawn wishes" i noticed that really, the entire album has that sound! it's amazing! recurring musical and vocal themes weave through the songs and its another album that i'd describe as "disney world-ish". thats how it sounds to my ears! buy it!"
Don't Miss Kid Silver
William S. Williams | Chapel Hill, NC | 01/07/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is an excellent album, full of subtle harmonies and lots and lots of noise. In fact, this is a very noisy album, but beautiful nonetheless. Standout tracks include Swab the Temples and Speed to my Side. If I am not mistaken, the remnants of Rollerskate Skinny are now in a band called Kid Silver whose album "Dead City Sunbeams" gets my vote for best album of 1999."