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They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days in Glittering
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days in Glittering
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Swirlies
Title: They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days in Glittering
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Taang Records
Release Date: 10/1/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative, British Alternative, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 722975010128

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Why is it?
Doomsday | Vancouver | 03/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"why is it whenever someone plays a guitar with a tremelo bar, people just automatically say "he sounds like Kevin Shields" or "they sound like My Bloody Valentine"? (Did people compare MBV to Link Wray? ) This album sounds nothing like Loveless, or Isn't Anything. To say that it does is just an insult to both bands. The music of the Swirlies and MBV runs much deeper than trivial material comparisons. The Swirlies had, and always will have a unique sound."
Brain candy for the swirling-guitar set
P. Jason Kirk | Tennessee | 12/09/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

""They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days..." lies somewhere between My Bloody Valentine's "Loveless" and the synthesized bliss of Stereolab - lush layers of guitar blend seamlessly with electronic keyboards to weave a soundscape most American bands haven't yet been capable of creating. The vocals are, much like MBV, sometimes nearly incomprehensible, but the sonic sweets are sure to make you forget about deciphering lyrics. Every song on this album is *perfect* - buy it now!"
Unique, Internally Diverse, and it Rocks
Brian B. Carter | San Diego, CA United States | 09/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These songs sound quite different from one another. 'San Cristobal' rocks as much as any metal, some verges on stereolab's french vocal harmonies (if recorded in a wind tunnel), and a few also echo Stereolab's early guitar chords. Sunn begins with some interesting guitar chord overlays reminiscent of Glenn Branca's guitar orchestras (which ye experimental guitarists may have tried in your own bands), but proceeds on into a coherent song with a different sound (not atypical for swirlies). There are shades of Sonic Youth in here as well... rich, complex, diverse.

And you've got to love the album title, whatever it means.

As I said in my review of Blonde-Adder Baton, this band should be famous and fabulously rich."