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So Much for the City

By: Thrills

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DISC 1 for So Much for the City Album By Thrills iTunes
1   Santa Cruz (You're Not That Far) Buy Buy
2   Big Sur Buy Buy
3   Don't Steal Our Sun Buy Buy
4   Deckchairs And Cigarettes Buy Buy
5   One Horse Town Buy Buy
6   Old Friends, New Lovers Buy Buy
7   Say It Ain't So Buy Buy
8   Hollywood Kids Buy Buy
9   Just Travelling Through Buy Buy
10   Your Love Is Like Las Vegas Buy Buy
11   'Til The Tide Creeps In (Contains Hidden Track 'Plans') Buy  

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Dublin Has Produced a Fair Number of Bands that Make Music with a Universal Appeal to Many Far Beyond the Banks of the Emerald Isle. The Thrills Join that Roster with this Debut Album. Their Sound Though May Be a Bit Surprising to the Uninitiated as it is Unabashedly Rooted in the California Sounds of Brian Wilson Mixed with a Fair Amount of the Beatles and 70's Pop Bands as Well. Derivative? Maybe...but It Really Works...and Works Quite Well, Thank You Very Much. EMI Are So Proud of These Guys that They were Ushered Into Abbey Road to Record the Album on Much of the Same Equipment as Many of their Heroes. You Can Now Hear the Results on this Sparkling Initial Bow to the World.

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One might assume that a band from Dublin called the Thrills would sound a certain way. And one might well be wrong. If northern garage grit is what you're looking for, skip So Much for the City, because this quartet sounds owes less to Northern Ireland forbearers such as Stiff Little Fingers, the Undertones, and Thin Lizzy than to gentle Southern California denizens like the early Eagles, Harvest-era Neil Young, and, strange to say, the Carpenters. More contemporary cousins would be the Jayhawks at their sprightliest. An Irish Americana band with a taste for the lighter side of the country-rock/'70s pop-rock spectrum is certainly an anomaly, and not necessarily an appealing one, but the Thrills approach the California myth with a winning guilelessness and plenty of talent. The story is that that the foursome settled in San Diego and set about soaking up more than just the sun. Songs such as "Santa Cruz (You're Not That Far)," "Big Sur," and "Hollywood Kids," tell a kind of love story--one between some lads and a beautiful setting, or maybe a state of mind. --Steven Stolder

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