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Smart Kid
Clumsy Lovers
Smart Kid
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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A Canadian musical crossbreed, the Clumsy Lovers combine traditional instrumentation with shifting time signatures and rock & roll adrenalin. Within the sprawling expanse of Smart Kid's 15 tracks, the Vancouver quintet sur...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Clumsy Lovers
Title: Smart Kid
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Nettwerk Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 6/7/2005
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Folk Rock, Country Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 067003041928

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A Canadian musical crossbreed, the Clumsy Lovers combine traditional instrumentation with shifting time signatures and rock & roll adrenalin. Within the sprawling expanse of Smart Kid's 15 tracks, the Vancouver quintet surveys a wide range of musical territory, offering surprises at every turn. Bluegrass banjo meets reggae rhythm on "Bobby Banjo" and "London Bridge," while "Okay Alright" combines the new-wave bounce of Blondie with harmonies direct from the Beach Boys. On the syncopated, fiddle-driven instrumental "Cock of the North," the band manages to sound both Celtic and Caribbean. Much of the interplay displays the sort of energy that has made the Clumsy Lovers a popular live attraction, but "Better Days," "Don't Worry," and "Not Long for This World" show the maturity of their songwriting and command of the studio. --Don McLeese

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Easily Best Yet
Music Lover | Seattle, WA USA | 07/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Clumsy Lovers took their game to another level with last year's "After The Flood", when their long-established ability to entertain and mesmerize with musical prowess (and high-energy hijinx) was finally matched by studio aptitude and stellar songwriting. But they've hit another gear altogether with this album. Superior to any of their albums by far, this is a contender for album of the year in any genre.

What makes this so exceptional is that they have melded great singer/songwriter material with the celtic and bluegrass romps they are famous for, without sacrificing either. I wouldn't have thought it possible, but on "Smart Kid" the Clumsy Lovers serve two masters well. Maybe three, if you count the music lovers, who should make like Smart Kids and buy this up in droves."
Wonderful, Deeply Original Energetic Music
CrufflerSteve | Colorado | 11/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I caught the Clumsy Lovers last year at a Celtic fest and they blew the house away. I've bought some of their earlier albums and they didn't capture the quirkiness and energy. Smart Kid does. It would be hard for me to have a favorite song since I love the whole album. There's Celtic, bluegrass and Jamaican influences way down but its all Clumsy Lover's music. Fantastic musicianship, great singing and wonderfully crafted songs. When I bought this album a couple of months ago I was listening to it all the time and still play it a lot. By the way, I like this album."