Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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Bargain bin treasure!
G. Rao | san francisco | 10/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm guessing that this album sold a lot of copies in the mid 90s, after the movie Singles came out, and waves of people jumped on grunge-wagon, looking for more of the "Nearly Lost You" pop bonanza and anything flannel. 12 years later, you can find it in used cd bins for pretty cheap, which indicates to me that a lot of people jumped off that wagon rather hastily in the face of newer, slicker, more cleverly marketed trends. Their loss is your gain. Go buy this cd immediately.Hours after buying this album, the song "lay your head down" had become one of my all time favorites, and etched itself a slot on the big mix-tape of my soul. The Trees blend full-on metal with punk rock, beatlesque pop, new wave and psychedelia. Mark Lanegan sings within himself, never stretching and straining to hit high notes, but getting wonderful nuances out of every breath. There are even traces of the JL Pierce influence to be heard beneath it all. This might have been one of the best albums of the grunge era, and unless you are a big dope like Max Kellerman, you owe it to yourself to seek out music like this and find a place for it in your cd collection. File it in between Royal Trux's "Thank You", and the Psyclone Rangers "Devil May Care" as one of the all time bargain bin finds for 90s music."
If You Are Reading This Get It
G. Rao | 07/03/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I figure if you are here you came here for a reason. It's either because you stumbled upon this CD by fate or you have heard of the Trees. Either way, get this CD. If you enjoy music that isn't just about some inane, simplistic vision of love, or rock n roll that does more than just rock(which this does). Pick this up. It's the musical equivelent of magic realism. Forget the 'psychadellic' crap. It's full of imagary and imagination, and a sense that there is more, not just out there but in us. It rocks and it makes you feel. Mark Lanegan's voice thick, smooth and full. It's a man's voice, not some whiny kid's voice. The music is fierce while remaining melodic. "Beyond This Horizon"'s ending drum fills swirl and phase shift around your head. "Before We Arise" will haunt you. "Closer" ends in a bluesy fury. As a whole it's just really, really cool. Just buy the disc. It's ten bucks. Buy it. Ten bucks. Buy. Disc. Ten. Disc. Buy. ;)"
If I were on a desert island...
G. Rao | 06/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It has always been one of my all time favorites. Not just from this band, but by any band. Excellent."