A nice little change of direction for The Egg. A blissful a
Fat Elvis | USA | 02/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is The Egg's third album, their first two being Albumen and Travelator from the 90s. For the most part this album takes a more soothing, *slightly* more pop-ish, and definitely more lyrical turn than their previous two albums. Although at heart it's still an album meant to sick back and chill to instead of listening intently to the lyrics. The Egg shows their originality once again by producing something of an electronica sound but with more real instruments than an electronica group. It comes off as more natural sounding and easier to listen to that way, and I love it.
I'd have to say my favorite track is the first one, 'Wall', but perhaps partially because of nostaligic reasons. This was the first album I really listened to while driving around in my brand new and first car a couple years ago, and I would drive around the countryside on the outskirts of the city listening mostly to the first few tracks of this album on repeat, and it was perfectly fitting. I'm not quite sure what the lyrics of Wall really mean, but just like the music in the song, they evoke feelings of nostalgia and longing for me. It's a truly beautiful song. Much of the rest of the ablum I feel the same about.
Anyway, just like The Egg's other albums, Forwards is a rare gem. Another album you're aren't likely to hear anything similar to. I feel very fortunate that I discovered this band. I don't own the actual CD (I plan to), but I purchased an mp3 version online soon after it was released, so I can't say anything about the CD having copy protection. If that is true, it's a shame. Paying customers should not be treated like criminals, and many paying customers of music play their music on their computers these days.
But enough of that. If you're a fan of The Egg's previous works, get this album. It is in my opinion their best. If you've never heard of them, you can listen to samples online, such as at their website, theegg.org.uk. If you like soothing, unique pop with an electronica twist, you should get this album. Ineed she's terrific."
INCREDIBLE....MUST HAVE DISC FOR COLLECTION
S. Baumann | Seattle, WA | 03/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What can one say about the Egg except that you will not be DISAPPOINTED. After Albumen and Travelator (groups 1st two albums), I searched far and wide and many years for anything by the group as there sound is unmatched. Learned that there were issues with record label, but then this past year, I had the luck to run into their latest, "Forward". At first listen, I noticed more vocals than past albums, but after one thorough listen, was eager to listen through again....ONE of my favorite bands....."