Monday, November 22, 2004

Ballboy – the next best thing™

I just bought the new Ballboy album – The Royal Theatre and it is (to coin a phrase) fan-dabby-dozy-tastic. I've felt moved to write an Amazon review of it:

Having just bought the album today, I've listened to it three times already and it gets better every time. Faster and less acoustic than the last one (The Sash my Father Wore and Other Stories), it completely lives up to the high standard that Ballboy have set for themselves with their previous work.

I was interested to hear what, if any, effect that the new keyboardist Alexa Morrison would have on the album, and, to be honest, I can't really hear any difference from Katie Griffiths, which, I have to say, I'm perfectly happy with, since they still sound fantastic.

Particular highlights on the album are "The Art of Kissing" (available as a single for free download from which has an irrepressibly happy tune, and some rather depressing lyrics, and "Shallow Footprints in the Snow", which reminds me more of "Sash".

Summing up: a great album for newbies and old fans alike.

That means, go out and get it (or get Sash if you prefer, that one still has the edge, as far as I'm concerned).

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