The Chills   Submarine Bells
3.8
excellent
Release Date: 1990
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3.0 goodAlabaster Jones | March 9th 15

The Chills were at the forefront of a style of rock known as the Dunedin Sound, which was named for their hometown of Dunedin, New Zealand. The classic Dunedin Sound is poppish rock that is driven by keyboards and synths, and that is exactly what we get on Submarine Bells. Though much of the first half, sans "Part Past, Part Fiction" is pretty forgettable, the second half really saves things. "Don't Be - Memory", a catchy, piano-driven song featuring acoustic guitars is a beautiful change of pace, and the swirling guitars and pianos of "Effloresce And Deliquesce" make another excellent track. The final track, complete with strings, is the title track, and it is easily the best song on the record. Though a chunk of the album is forgettable, this album is still a very important one in the Dunedin Sound, and a nice listen in general.

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4.5 superbschreibstang | May 13th 15
4.0 excellenttheyam | May 12th 15
5.0 classicRobert Christgau | October 16th 14
3.5 greatzundza | December 18th 13
3.5 greatGetOutOfMyHouse | November 27th 13
4.0 excellentVeritus | January 21st 13
2.5 averageJona Berry | November 11th 10
4.5 superbsonicsoundchaser | February 15th 10
3.0 goodanimalnitrate | November 18th 08

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