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Sumo
Superjesus
Sumo
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Silverchair, You Am I, and Magic Dirt are all bands Aussiephiles hold dear, but Adelaide's the Superjesus are one of the most compelling groups to emerge from the land down under since Men at Work. The band's American debu...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Superjesus
Title: Sumo
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Original Release Date: 6/23/1998
Release Date: 6/23/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093624684329

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Silverchair, You Am I, and Magic Dirt are all bands Aussiephiles hold dear, but Adelaide's the Superjesus are one of the most compelling groups to emerge from the land down under since Men at Work. The band's American debut, Sumo, is a melodious conglomeration of styles and moods. One minute the music bristles with tension, the next it bobs merrily like a tyke on a pogo stick or drifts sedately like a duck in a pond. Points of reference include Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, and R.E.M., but what really separates the Superjesus from the fray is vocalist Sarah McLeod, whose accomplished croon sounds like a cross between Pat Benatar and the vocalists in Veruca Salt. Sometimes the band gets too schmaltzy, as on "Now and Then," which sounds too much like the Cranberries for comfort. However, when the Superjesus combine the sweet with the spiky, balancing pop purity with rebellious rage ("Down Again," "Saturation," "Ashes"), they're truly divine. --Jon Wiederhorn

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upper_eyre | Sydney | 01/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this is a band to definately watch, and to see them live is even better, they are awesome. Sarah Mcleod has a truly amazing voice."
This is FANTASTIC, buy it NOW!
garethej@rocketmail.com | Australia | 06/22/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"From humble little Adelaide in Australia, the Superjesus are THE hotest band out of Oz! Honestly, I'm not plugging a hollow band, they're brilliant, the lyrics, the music, it really is the best albulm of 98! If you don't beleive me, listen to it - and for the price WHAT A BARGAIN! No.1 in Australia for AGES, and now touring in the States! Eat hard and train plenty guys! :-) *****"