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Pineapple Thief


Crossover Prog

3.48 | 56 ratings

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kev rowland
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3 stars Pineapple Thief are a side project of Bruce Soord, guitarist with Vulgar Unicorn (hence the witty title). Apart from the fact that there are far too many programmed drums, this is a very interesting album. Vulgar Unicorn are seen by some as being one of the most 'progressive' bands around, but while the label wants to link these guys to Porcupine Tree it has to be said that Pineapple Thief are far removed from the prog scene.

Of course, no one could consider them a chart singles band when they place a track at the end that is 25 minutes long ("Parted Forever"), but at times, these guys come across as a complex Travis. There are hints of VU, but that is to be expected, but it is only by knowing the band's history that they are looked for. Overall, this is a bright album which while although contemplative at times is both immediate and deep enough to warrant further listening. Worth investigating.

Feedback #59, July 2000

kev rowland | 3/5 |


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