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Since when was Pop music so dull and uninspired.So weak and lifeless.Is there any way it can be saved.Yes by the Magic Numbers.The band who are gonna put the smile back into music.
Sean Gannon: Drums
The Magic Numbers have that magical spark which has been missing from Pop music for so long.A mixture of brilliant songwriting and amazing harmonys have helped them create the best debut of 2005.Taking influences from Bob Dylan,Mamas and Papas,Lovin Spoonful and the Beach Boys.They deliver a refreshing and uplifting mix of sun-kissed Psychedelic Pop anthems.This album has already been embraced by critics and fans alike.As well as been nominated for the Mercury music prize.The biggest music award in Britain.The Magic Numbers aren't the thinnest or best looking band on the planet but they have the potential to become the biggest.
Picking a opening track to a debut is always going to be a tough decision but when your The Magic Numbers it's easy.'Mornings Eleven' sounds like it took ten minutes to write and put together but still sounds amazing.There's a strange country feel all way through the track and a bridge containing a beautiful three part harmony which takes you straight into a classic chrous.It leaves you a warm fuzzy feeling inside (No,really it does) which carrys on throughout the album.
First single 'Forever Lost' has vocals to rival The Beach Boys and has a brilliant laid back 60's Psychedelic vibe throughout.The lyrics show the talents of frontman Romeo incredibly well.''Don't let the sun,Be the one,To change you baby,I wanna learn,How to lie,If i'm to know,Cause I,Wanna go,Where the people go''.The middle eight/key change shows off vocal talents of female members Angela and Michele to a great effect.'The Mule' is a more slower track showing a band who are capable of anything without been self indulgent.Second single 'Love me like you' has the best song structure on the whole record.Building up with a chugging Guitar and bursting into a mesmerizing chrous.'Which way to happy' appears halfway into the album and sets the tone for the rest of the record.Slower and tender.Some of the track after this can drag.'This Love*' and 'Don't give up the fight' are the two worst tracks but they still have moments of greatness and brilliant vocals.Album closer 'Try' is a beautiful ballad.Containing only Romeo,his Guitar and the fantasic vocals of Michele and Angela.It ushers the album out and leaves you with a tear in your eye.
The Magic Numbers first full length shows a band glowing with confidence and talent.Anyone who's sick of 80's revival bands should pick it up.In a genre full of Skinny boys and repeated beats.It's great to see a band of people who are guaranteed never to be seen on a 12 year old girl's wall playing the best Pop music Britain has seen for years.Buy it now and get practicing your ''I saw them first'' line cause The Magic Numbers are gonna be huge.
+Harmonys are amazing
+An originally sound
-Some tracks can drag
-Some bits are a bit cheesy
Forever Lost (9.5/10)
Love Me Like You (9/10)
The Mule (8.7/10)
Which Way To Happy (8.2/10)
*No,it's not a Maroon 5 cover
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