Tiger Trap
Tiger Trap


4.0
excellent

Review

by Pheromone USER (10 Reviews)
July 24th, 2014 | 24 replies


Release Date: 1993 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Cute indie-pop music, which isn't afraid to experiment.

Tiger Trap came and went in just over a year. This isn’t surprising if you take in count that they are a fairly niche sounding band from the twee pop genre, one which never really made much of an effect on the music scene in its short mainstream lifespan, despite – perhaps at most - inspiring a few famous bands. With this scenario, what we are left with is a small handful of brilliantly crafted albums which can delight the ear without sounding boring. Another positive is that due to the minimal age of the genre there is no chance that you might have that notion in your head that “It’s all been done before”.

With their infectiously cute sound, Tiger Trap are able to present an album that - despite being in a genre that isn’t the most universally praised - is able to contain a fantastic range of jangle driven songs. An example of the distance in styles is the contrast between the rocking “Supreme Nothing”, which creates a nice and welcome change of pace with Rose Melberg introducing more aggressive yet still playful vocals, to the melancholic “Prettiest Boy”, which caps off the album so well. Tiger Trap seem to be your run-of-the-mill, innocent pop band, and that could be the case if not for their ability to place some killer riffs and some fantastic (yet sadly hidden in the background) drumming, which is placed carefully into their “child-like” brand of music.

In the end, Tiger Trap is the type of band you would listen to during a morning walk down the park; this isn’t the type of album which will make you ponder life and all of that trivial ***e. The only purpose of this album is to keep the listener entertained with some kick ass pop songs. The album stands at just over 30 minutes and much like the band itself the album comes and goes in a quick amount of time. However, for those that have had the pleasure to discover this explosive release, it is 30 minutes of memorable and blissful tunes.



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Pheromone
July 24th 2014


4888 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Not sure about that Summary but eh, check it.



Best Song:

- You And Me

www.youtube.com/watch?v=srYcdf4bRFA

- For Sure

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHBdm2_g5N4

- Puzzle Pieces

www.youtube.com/watch?v=km9VJgSKEPg

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Pheromone
July 24th 2014


4888 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ayy

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
July 24th 2014


8231 Comments


Nice review, pos'd.

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Mort.
July 24th 2014


11221 Comments


yeah good review posd

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NorthernSkylark
July 24th 2014


7674 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I really like this review and album is absolutely lovely



A shame it's impossible to get your hands on

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PappyMason
July 24th 2014


5430 Comments


Great album, nice review.

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Pheromone
July 24th 2014


4888 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Cheers guys!

@Northern God, I'd love a vinyl pressing of this

zakalwe
July 24th 2014


17739 Comments


Nice, I'll give it a whirl.
You know i love a bit of early 90s jangle driven stuff.

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Pheromone
July 24th 2014


4888 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

idk if this is up your alley, but it's worth a check!

Pheromone
September 25th 2014


4888 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

puzzle pieces

~ puzzle pieces~

NorthernSkylark
September 25th 2014


7674 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

you're sleeping

all of the time, aaahaa

NorthernSkylark
September 25th 2014


7674 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this is how indie pop should sound like

Pheromone
November 10th 2014


4888 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is how life should sound like

NorthernSkylark
November 10th 2014


7674 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

want this album on vinyl bad, oh well a boy can dream

Pheromone
December 1st 2014


4888 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

with love u can get anything u wish for

NorthernSkylark
December 1st 2014


7674 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

with light and with love

Pheromone
December 1st 2014


4888 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

and tiger trap

NorthernSkylark
December 1st 2014


7674 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

also, check out that softies rec it's bliss

Pheromone
June 23rd 2015


4888 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

good one, that

AdolfChrist
July 29th 2016


5494 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

so, wheres the experimentation? cause im halfway through the album and this is very by the book.

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