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J. Cole - Lost Ones

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Gomez - Bring It On

Ahh Gomez. I knew one day I'd get to these guys. This was a suggestion from follower Haypeterman. Now, I've known Mr. Peterman for many years. Decades even. And for the longest time, many of us would give him crap for always wanting to play Gomez in the car. None of us of course had ever actually heard them - it was just funny to always put aside a band he seemed so overly passionate about. In secret, I've listened to them a little here and there over the years, and they've got an interesting vibe to them. This was their first studio release back from 1998 and has gone platinum. They were formed in England and have a pretty solid indie rock type feel to them. They do mix in quite a bit of bluesy type stuff as well. I love how this album can have a really light sound and then smack you in the face with a very gritty guitar riff. As opposed to other recent reviews where I've been critical of arrangements, Gomez did it well on this record. Everything has a nice flow not only in terms of album placements, but also arrangements within the tracks. I wouldn't put Gomez up there with the Eels or the Black Keys in terms of best bands you're not listening to - but they're pretty cool. It's a unique sound that I think anyone can jive to. Definitely check them out. If not this record, something else by them. Maybe Haypeterman can expand on which album is his favorite too. We'll see. Happy Hump Day!

1. Get Miles
2. Whippin' Piccadilly
2. Brother Lead
3. Make No Sound
4. 78 Stone Wobble
5. Tijuana Lady
6. Here Comes The Breeze
7. Love Is Better Than A Warm Trombone
8. Get Myself Arrested
9. Free To Run
10. Bubble Gum Years
11. Rie's Wagon
12. Comeback, The

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. 78 Stone Wobble
2. Here Comes The Breeze
3. Get Myself Arrested

3.5 out of 5 stars

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