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Ringside
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Some will argue that the music of Ringside, the unignorably good-looking duo of Californians Scott Thomas and actor Balthazar Getty, is itself ignorable: Each trance and electronica-tinged song swings safely into the next,...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Ringside
Title: Ringside
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Geffen Records
Release Date: 4/19/2005
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 602498640104

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Some will argue that the music of Ringside, the unignorably good-looking duo of Californians Scott Thomas and actor Balthazar Getty, is itself ignorable: Each trance and electronica-tinged song swings safely into the next, providing for a whole-disc experience that coasts pleasantly but fails to chug or challenge. Others--reviewers not put off by yet another celebrity sidelining as a rock star included--will argue that it's a great disc, and they will be right. Thomas, Ringside's tortured-sounding frontman, apes an irony-steeped Eels sound on some tracks and channels Joseph Arthur when he's in a more serious mood, but his handle on substance-suffused pop is his own. If he sidesteps power chords and pyrotechnics, it's in the interest of rounded riffs and reel-you-in hooks. Balthazar Getty, for his part, holds court in the beat department, and there he kills--"Talk to Me" pulses dreamily, and "Tired of Being Sorry" soars. Forced to choose among his talents, the fan conclusion might go like this: Forget White Squall and pull up a seat for Ringside. -Tammy La Gorce>

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