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i'm in love with jacques derrida [May. 30th, 2006|12:28 pm]
8 or so bees in my bonnet
[music |scritti politti - snow in sun (rrf remelt)]


i guess i should declare an interest from the off:
i own and love 4 of 6 of scritti politti's albums.
cupid & psyche(85) complimented my 17 year old testosterone fuelled dramas very sweetly.
so i am a fan.

rock a boy blue, green gartside, is back.
seven years to make an album?
you have been either very distracted
or a hopeless perfectionist my friend,

or maybe actually probably both i guess.

the sound of this album is even more twinkly and luscious than anomie & bonhomie,
green certainly hasn't lost his astute pair of engineer's ears,
and this crystalline collection contains 4 or 5 lip smacking, tear jerkingly pretty harmonies
and a couple of other deeply groovy moments.
it's only on the 3rd play you start to listen to the lyrics,

which, in the main, are green's usual intellegent androgynous impossible romance kind of thing.
(although these days the guy looks rougher than i do!)


verdict: generally all very life affirming. a bit girly. poptastic. 8/10

(see also 'songs to remember')

http://www.2-4-7-music.com/reviews/reviewsearch/long.asp?ArtistName=SCRITTI%20POLITTI&MusicTitle=WHITE%20BREAD%20BLACK%20BEER&FeatureType=REVIEW
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/omm/reviews/story/0,,1777081,00.html
http://www.cdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=2857
http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=22001
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Comments:
[User Picture]From: monimania
2006-05-30 09:00 pm (UTC)
i've always loved Scritti Politti, I have some stuff on vinyl and some MP3 stuff now :)
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[User Picture]From: roxy641
2006-07-10 03:32 am (UTC)

Scritti Politti on J. Ross

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/ross/musicthis.shtml
if you missed the J. Ross interview with
Scritti Politti. Jonathan played 'THE BOOM BOOM BAP'
and then about 2 hours and 12 minutes into the show
is the interview. Performed live: "SNOW IN" and
"ROBIN HOOD".

Just thought you might be interested ;)

Roxy641
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[User Picture]From: recrea33
2006-07-13 05:44 pm (UTC)

Re: Scritti Politti on J. Ross

cheers for that!
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