Sunday, October 09, 2005

The Velvet Teen "Elysium"

The Velvet Teen "Elysium"
released 8/3/2004

Alternative Press gave this album a bad review but fuck that, I like this album. Bands are allowed to evolve and they have. A new drummer, a new sound. They have traded in their guitar driven tracks for all piano/keyboard tracks. The album clocks in just over 45 minutes but theres only 8 tracks, and the last track is 1:30, so as you can see there are some long songs. Track #4 is just under 13 minutes! If you like long, melodic, piano driven, catchy songs then you'll dig this album. The booklet is really weird. It has random pictures and the lyrics are printed on them but in a clear ink so you have to tilt it so the light hits it right. It's creative but a pain in the ass. Track #3 reminds me of a Bjork song. Tracks #2 and #3 are the best ones on this album.

Fans of Bjork, Death Cab for Cutie, and Karate will like this album

Stand out tracks: #2. Penicillin (it doesn't mean much), #3. A captive audience, #4. Chimera Obscurant, #5. Poor Celine, #7. We were bound (to bend the rules)


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