Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
The pleasure is all mine...
Melissa Blake | Seattle, WA | 06/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This C.D. is definately on my top five list albums of all time! I really enjoyed Via Satillite, definately a wonderful follow-up to Famous, another great album. I can't say anything bad about it, it is so awesome you'll have to listen to it to really understand.Super Deluxe, stationed in my hometown of Seattle, Washington, is one of the best bands to ever grace the Alternative-pop scene, or just the music scene, period. Unfortunately, not alot of people know about them, but regardless, their music is amazing.On Via Satillite, check out, #3 (Farrah Fawcett), #8 (What's up with me), #11 (Half Asleep), or #13 (Suicide Doll) for some of that Posies-pop that Super Deluxe is "famous" for. And don't forget, #1 (You're pleasure's mine), #4 (Love Liquid Wrap Around) and #9 (One in a million) one of my personal favorites, some totally enjoyable psychodelic rock that speaks for itself.As for the more guitar driven songs, #2 (Lost in your failures) and #10 (New Variations) they shine as well as the rest of the album. And for a special treat, #14 (Years Ago) and #6 (Commonplace) are basically the ballads, beautifully written and performed. Every song on the album is great!The lyrics are extremely well done, and the song writing is amazing. Braden Blake has the most beautiful voice, expressing levels of emotion that is unparalleled to any other artist I've heard. John Kirsch, Chris Lockwood, and Jake Nesheim round out the quartet, and each one plays an essential part in this wonderful Seattle band. Buy their album, and I promise you...you won't be disappointed at all."
Great poppy-alternative rock music.
Adam P Boots | Valley Village, CA United States | 02/17/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really do love both of the Super Deluxe albums that were put out. They're both fantastic works of music and it was really unfortunate that themselves and Green Apple Quick Step came about near the time of the "Death" of Alternative music. These were more sonically comfortable albums than some of their Seattle predecessors and showed great promise.That being said, I also have to admit my bias. I've got a special affinity for this album as it also contains work by my brother on keyboards. He became friends with Super Deluxe while playing in the Seattle scene with his band, the Amatuer Lovers, and it made it easy to become a fan of these bands as well. They just make good pop music. It kind of transcends genre and style, as it really doesn't fit into a category all that well. It's too clean and polished sounding to be "grunge" or "alternative" from the same era, but comparitively too "experimental" to also be considered "rock." I almost consider it to have qualities of 70's Pop music as it's very accessible, it sounds like something that you may have heard before, and now, it just makes me feel nostalgic. If you haven't heard any of Super Deluxe's CD's, check them out. They're great."
Critics? We don't need no stinkin' critics!
firstname.lastname@example.org | the seattle area | 12/19/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pure pop bliss, thy name is Super Deluxe. I LOVE this album! Braden Blake looks like he's custom-built for screaming teenyboppers and their secret showerhead escapades.... but once you hear his voice and lyrics, you realize there's substance bhind the style. Standout tracks are "Farrah Fawcett", "Your Pleasure's Mine", and "Loce Liquid Wraparound." My personal favorite, however, is "Years Ago." Released in the summer of 96 as a bootleg track on Seattle's 107.7 The End (late of "Real World" fame), it was immensley popular for quite a while and is still one of their best-known tracks. It's the most beautiful piece of balladry I've heard in a while, and Seems to touch everyone differently. The band only recently came to national light with an appearance on "The Real World Seattle"-- you know, the episode where Rebecca sang Alanis songs at some concert. I like Super Deluxe better than Rebecca, personally. But then, the only things I like more than Super Deluxe are Ani DiFranco and Ben & Jerry's Phish Food ice cream. Super Deluxe is: Bass- Jake Nesheim Guitar, Vocals- Braden Blake Guitar- John Kirsch Drums- Chris Lockwood (he's the one who bared his booty in the hot tub on "RW Seattle")"