Magnificent Scottish Bastards
Jason Walker | Chicago, IL, United States | 11/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Enlightenment is one spin of this record away. The songs are beautiful, and Judith's voice just might make you die of joy. Don't delay, there is no better use for your hard-earned money. Buy this album now. Then buy it again."
Can you copyright Brian Wilsons music?
thestateunfair | Wheaton, IL United States | 05/18/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is an absolute hoot! I expected the Beach Boys "Pet Sounds"/"Smile" comparisons, but this is ridiculous. Okay, so the first track sounds like "Keep An Eye on Summer"; another repeats the line "Get a breath of that Country Air". But then there's the complete re-making of "Smile" outtakes ("Airkiss" will be recognized by anyone with the bootlegs), and even a version of "Trombone Dixie" with lyrics ("This Day")! These are not songs that "evoke" the Beach Boys sound; these are faithful reproductions with added vocals. Its funny stuff, and any Beach Boys fan who knows their stuff will have a good laugh. Stereolab? That's even funnier. I only wish the AIS originals were as compelling as their remakes."
Would-Be 60s Pop Classics
Jason Walker | 12/20/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The only way I can come up with a description of this band is Shelley Fabares(Johnny Angel) backed by the Cranberries.
An absolutely brilliant recording, the disk opens with a number that, if you're a guy, will have you wondering if you should call up that little honey you let slip through your fingers years ago and see if she's still available. The best cuts, in my opinion, are Dust To Ashes and Touch The Rain. Both would have been clear high chart topping classics in the days of AM radio.The band behind this angelic voice is tight, rhythmic, solid and conjures days of the British Invasion....but after some thought, the "sound" could very well be B-52ish or Go-Go ish. This is the kind of cd you play for your friends and say, "Chick THIS out."
But only if you're a dyed-in-the-wool lover of classic pop music.
Otherwise, you might blush!"