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Daisy Ricochet

Need Sep 2004

Laden with heavy guitar (even Pixies-like at times), but always with a melodic approach to songs. Quite honestly I can listen to guitar like this all of the day and all of the night. Add Neil Cabana's expressive voice and you have a potent brew. It's not spectacular stuff - no killer tracks to bring worldwide attention. But it is consistently good and hangs together well (good in-car music). It sounds so condescending to say this is really pleasant music - but it is.

There are many good tracks - Get Out has some great shouted backing vocals and some very annoying 'scratching' - but positives outweigh the negatives hugely. Walls rocks beautifully and is delivered with real passion. Ugly Words is positively anthemic in an Indie rock sort of way. Criticisms - well, maybe the guitar solos are a bit obvious sometimes and the lyrics don't stand out. But overall, it rocks along.

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