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Beardfish - Sleeping In Traffic - Part Two CD (album) cover




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4.18 | 706 ratings

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5 stars 'Hey baby, what would you like for breakfast in the morning?'

That's gotta be one of the lamest pick-up line ever, and one of the funniest; and the song South of the Border is full of that college fun. Humor is a part of Beardfish that is not to be negliged when judging their albums...and what a masterpiece this is.

Where to start frankly? There's nothing to throw out yet, and this is like my 10th listening. Every song is carefully crafted, and compared to Sleeping part 1, this one has more instrumental passages, more time changes, more technique, better melodies and more punch...well you get the picture, it's a band that finally found their ground and sound.

Their influences goes from Frank Zappa (South of the Border) to Gentle Giant (everywhere!) and Radiohead (Sleeping in Traffic part 2) but their main strenght is again to create a retro-1973-sound-but- it's-actually-2008 atmosphere with amazing brio. The musicianship is not absolutely complex or flamboyant, but it's a perfect mix of 70's classic prog and modern ideas.

This record has stolen my heart completely and deserves a place in your home, your head and your life.

Perfection is rare but does happen.

My pick of best record for 2008.

Menswear | 5/5 |


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