Stereophonics - Language.Sex.Violence.Other? album
UMG (от лица компании "V2 Records (ADA)"); UBEM, CMRRA, UMPI, UMPG Publishing, ASCAP" и другие авторские общества (2).
Other? The album title borrows from the classification code used on the backs of DVDs, and its blunt display instantly pulls listeners toward Stereophonics' nonchalant chutzpah. Jones and bassist Richard Jones have never sounded more brash. The punk-inspired spark that made their 1997 debut, Word Gets Around, so impressive is rekindled. This 11-song set, which features quick and curt one-word song titles, is matched with sex appeal and an unshakable confidence.
Album · 2005 · 11 Songs. Other? Stereophonics. Listen on Apple Music.
Instead of cleaving to his usual, desperately limited range of "classic rock" postures, Jones had come up with a breezy, radio-smashing chorus. com, which referred to "the whole 'Stereophonics make good single' debacle". Other? a better album than anyone might had expected, there's something strangely reassuring about those lines. At least one aspect of the Stereophonics approach, it seems, is as dependably awful as ever.
Life on Other Planets Supergrass. Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings Counting Crows. Hard Candy Counting Crows.
With its chiming guitars, toe-tapping tune and catchy chorus, the first single, Dakota, is easily the poppiest song here, although the midtempo Rewind, with shimmering background sounds and shades of 1980s U2, could be the bigger hit. Elsewhere, Stereophonics meld 1970s rock riffs to grooves with more mixed results.
This sleazy opener sets the tone for the album perfectly with its laid back groove and Kelly Jones' excellent falsetto vocals in the verse and his usual gravelly sound for the chorus. The chorus is much darker than the verse providing contrast. There are also two guitar solos with Kelly using his wah pedal to great effect.
As the album title points out, Jones' lyrics deal with a motley cast of characters, all of which grounded in the basest barroom debauchery. The title character of opener "Superman" is drunk, plays poker, and wants to ditch Lois Lane for a "teenage blonde. Jones vents some sibling animosity on "Brother" by, well, beating up his brother. This unctuous new wave dabbling is the only departure from the album's otherwise humdrum Stereophonics sound. Jones still croaks out songs with that wretched voice of his, an amalgam of nicotine, alcohol and AOR. The guitars still churn out feeble riffs more appropriate for a Hot Wheels commercial than a grown-up's rock album, and even when they're on to something it feels like they're only fumbling with a good idea.
Other? is a DVD released by Welsh Rock trio, Stereophonics. The DVD includes an in-depth documentary and personal footage from the band and co-producer Jim Lowe. It covers the journey of the band's fifth studio album of the same name, the addition of drummer Javier Weyler and finishes with ten tracks from the band's 2005 world tour featured on their live compilation, Live from Dakota.