Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Monday, July 1, 2013

JELLYFISH / Spilt Milk (1993)

The sound on this second album is a lot fuller than the previous one; the band filled the spaces in their songs with so much dreamy, melodic pop that it threatens to turn your ears to candy.  It’s one of the reasons I prefer the d├ębut album.  I liked the spaces.  There’s almost too much going on here.  The regular shift from pop assault to saccharine lullabies is a jarring experience on first listen.  After a while it becomes easier to pick out the good bits, which is about 90% of it.  If the Beach Boys joined a circus band, they might sound something like this.

Songs of Note: The Ghost at Number One; All is Forgiven

4 hand shandies out of 5

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