Bell X1 - Blue Lights On The Runway

Bell X1 - Blue Lights On The Runway
Bell X1 - Blue Lights On The Runway
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): Belly Up (BELLYUPLP003)
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Release Date: 2009
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"...It once again showcases just how satisfying a Talking Heads obsession coupled with an ability to craft uncommonly graceful ballads can be...." (Q Magazine)

"...Established fans of this scrappy Irish quartet may be startled by the band's slight turn toward electronica on its fourth studio album, but there's no need to fear: the focus is still on bittersweet melody and whimsical lyrics. Lines like "Bring your canary, bring your flame" and "I'd say life's a different story when you're facing certain death" and entire songs like the snotty, raunchy "One Stringed Harp" offer an interesting counterbalance to what are often delicately beautiful arrangements and tunes; on "The Great Defector" a slightly off-kilter verse slides into a startlingly simple and lovely hook in the chorus, all the while flirting with a ska beat. "Blow Ins" is subtly lounge-flavored until the gentle vocals come in and change the whole mood; "Breastfed," oddly enough, is written in 7/4. If you're looking for more cowbell, then try the relatively rockish "A Better Band," and if you're looking for less melody, try the weirdly tuneless "How Your Heart Is Wired." Blue Lights on the Runway is one of those rare albums that you can pretend to like for its alt-credibility while secretly just enjoying it for the hooks..." (Read More:

Track List

A1 The Ribs Of A Broken Umbrella        
A2 How Your Heart Is Wired        
A3 The Great Defector
A4 Blow Ins        
A5 Amelia   

B1 A Better Band        
B2 Breastfed        
B3 Light Catches Your Face        
B4 One Stringed Harp        
B5 The Curtains Are Twitchin' 

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