Tuesday, 16 October 2007

The Whitest Boy Alive - Dreams

Admittedly this album came out in late 2006 but I didn't discover it until the beginning of this year so thats why it's here. It's also such a great record it doesn't matter. It's basically Erlend Øye from Kings of Convenience fame along with his pals making stripped down rock/pop music without layering, editing or effects. The simple combination of drums, bass, guitar and Erlend's breezy, yet intimate voice create a sound that is both funky and melancholy. A truly original pop band making the simplest sounding dance songs in the most organic way, this is one of the best albums you will hear this year (if you haven't already heard it in 2006 that is).

pass: simplygoodmusic

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