Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Album of the Day

Happy Days, by Catherine Wheel (1995): Here's another of my "one-disc wonders," only it took a while for me to appreciate this one. I picked it up blind (er, deaf) when Marillion's Mark Kelly mentioned them online somewhere. Of course, they sound nothing like Marillion (although I can hear a little influence flowing the other way). Lots of chunky guitars and short blasting songs. The exception being the longish more atmospheric "Eat My Dust You Insensitive Fuck." A handful of the songs are really great, while some others fall flat. Overall, there's enough of the former to overshadow the later, but I'll admit that outside of the A-Z I rarely listen to the disc start to finish.

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