"This album grooves along slowly with a whisper but it wont put you to sleep. Every Kiss, Might as Well, and Chew rock out but at a quiet rumble. Richie Lee and Mark Lightcap's vocal harmonies are remind me of the Beach Boys or Crosby Stills Nash, but on acid. Quiet scrapes of the fingers on the strings and a slight country twang bring a relaxing vibe to the music.The lyrics are great and relate to lost love and loneliness but far from making you feel depressed leaves your soul soothed and warm. Perfect music for getting high, going to sleep, waking up in the morning, having sex, driving at dusk, or crowded subways. you wont ever hear about this band and they will probably never tour again but if you have a normal attention span and enjoy good music you should buy this album"
Patrick Luhrs | Seattle | 12/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the best mornings I can remember was waking up in a sleeping bag on a seat in an old schoolbus in the middle of the Oregon high desert with the sun shining in through the windows and this album still playing in my headphones from the night before."
Unique and very pleasing
Andreas Burgstaller | Washington D.C. | 04/02/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've been listening to Acetone for years now. I was introduced to them at a double bill they did with (the) Verve at Bogarts in Cinci. While I was there primarily to see Verve play, I went out shortly afterwards and bought "Cindy", the LP Acetone was touring to promote. Although "Cindy" was heavily influenced by Lou Reed material, and it seemed that several riffs were lifted outright from Reed's Guitar, the album was an excellent debut. It reached its precious moments when they left behind the feedback rock and focused on introspective and very beautiful songs entirely of their own invention. Their second album, the name of which escapes me at the moment, was more focused on this slow, soft sound. But something was lacking. It seemed too depressed and too slow to be rewarding. It was a nice listen if you were sad, but it didn't approach the promise of "Cindy" This Album, the self titled "Acetone", is a definite step in the right direction. It is nothing less than beautifully crafted songwriting delivered with total honesty and integrity. An immensely rewarding album to listen to repeatedly. The hooks are their own, the words are their own and the joy and sadness are their own. Unique and very pleasing."
Give It A Listen
Andreas Burgstaller | 03/19/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know who Peter Kane is ... nor do I know what Emap Consumer Magazines Ltd. is ... but I do know that his review (above) is shallow and flip. Listen to the album: this band knows how to set up a groove and ride it just right. Sure it's mellow, but in the best tradition of offbeat Euro-cool sounds (Style Council, Verve). Give it a listen and you'll see. It's their own sound and it's got some heft to it."