Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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A great surprise!
David Parker | burlington, vermont United States | 05/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Only last week, while poking around some CD stacks at the radio station I work at, did I find this debut from the Icelandic band "Leaves", with the little sticker on the front that mentioned the band Sigur Ros. Little did I know I'd end up with a band more in the realm of Coldplay than S.R., and one of the best albums I've heard in months! Sure, they sound a lot like Coldplay (and who doesn't sound like SOMEBODY these days?! - "Yellow" certainly owes a lot to Catherine Wheel, in my book!), but Leaves also reminds me of the band Mansun, whose "Attack of the Grey Lantern" is still a fave! Overall, I don't care WHO they remind me of as long as the songwriting is strong, and here, the band craft gorgeous melody after gorgeous melody, with intricate interplay between guitars and vocals, to create a perfectly dreamy summertime album (unfortunately, this album is probably "over" now as far as their record company is concerned, since it was actually released last September). But hey, whatever influences this band incorporated to make this excellent album, I have no qualms - I'll just enjoy it over and over again. (And let it make my wait for the new Cure album a little less painful!)"
Good melodic rock
Russell Foster | usa | 10/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I heard this playing at a cd store. I asked the guy at the counter who it was. I thought it was coldplay. He told me it was the leaves. I bought the album. I was floored at how good it is. I know they sound a little like coldplay. They do have there own sound though. I recomend this cd to fans of coldplay,travis,radiohead."
Too Coldplay for Comfort!
Kevin M. Mathews | Singapore | 12/02/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This Icelandic band has Coldplay's style down pat. Too well in parts, sometimes it's hard to tell the two bands apart. and that can either be a good or bad thing depending on your perspective. Well, you could argue that Coldplay's entire approach is derived from Radiohead's *The Bends* to begin with. So there you go."