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Anteater 02-04-2019 08:48 AM

Album Club 2019: Sad Lovers and Giants - Les Annees Vertes
Sad Lovers and Giants - Les Annees Vertes

Going into some late 80's post-punk oriented fun here it seems. Let's jump in!

P.S. My keyboard did something weird on the thread title. I need a mod to fix dat spelling. Kkthx. :)

Frownland 02-04-2019 08:58 AM

*eats another spoonful of peanut butter*

glot you bruv

Anteater 02-04-2019 09:02 AM

OccultHawk 02-04-2019 03:18 PM

Even though this band bubbled up at damn near the same time they were probably pretty taken with Echo and the Bunnymenís Crocodiles. However, Iíve never heard Sad Lovers & Giants before. Iím interested in the records they recorded before this and plan on exploring their discography. Itís also got me thinking I need to freshen up on my Banshees. Sad Lovers & Giants have the important elements on display here. Quality song writing, interesting and enthusiastic and talented contributions from the entire band, very strong lead vocals and engaging catchy tunes. I feel bad for missing out for so long. Another MB game lifter- WWWP shines a light. Iím going to say 8/10 although it might be higher. It takes more time for me to know and cramming in multiple listenings doesnít work with me.

Zhanteimi 02-04-2019 04:32 PM

This really takes me back to my memories of 80s MTV, when everyone had a really strong English accent in their vocals. As a compilation, this has some alternate and live tracks not found on the band's studio albums, and this being my first brush with Sad Lovers & Giants, I cannot help but be immediately infected by the jangly guitars and erratic yet melodic synths. They've got quite a bit of pep in their brooding facade.

7/10, because 8/10 or higher means I have to put it in my collection, and I don't like it enough to ever listen to it again.

Anteater 02-10-2019 07:26 PM

These guys were a fun group to experience. Like a punkier Echo & The Bunnymen with a touch of Information Society. 'Sex Without Gravity' was a particular highlight to me, partly because it was off kilter yet still in possession of a wicked bassline and flashy sax. Very quality material throughout, and I got Paisley Underground shivers on 'There Was No Time' too.

7.5 out of 10, would jam again!

Blarobbarg 02-10-2019 07:53 PM

Damn forgot about this. It's been an insanely busy week. I'll get to this ASAP.

Zhanteimi 02-10-2019 08:10 PM

No one is so busy he cannot listen to a single album in a week.

Blarobbarg 02-10-2019 08:16 PM

I wasn't too busy to listen, I was too busy to remember that I should.

Zhanteimi 02-10-2019 08:17 PM

It's okay to say you don't care.

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