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3.91 | 3 ratings

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4 stars TAGYERIT (pronounced "tag you're it) consists of songwriters Richard (bass, vocals, one $50 guitar note) and FloraLee Newman (guitars, vocals), plus drummer Patrick Lavery, and they are playing a music that is very hard to categorize. They call it "Quirk rock" and that is a very good description of this 13-song, outstanding, interesting, skillful, passionate, unusual, funny, brilliant, unique, beautiful, odd, different, surprising, unusual, wonderful, incredible album. I don't know if it's true, but TAGYERIT is said to only exist on CD.

I don't know TAGYERIT's influences, but I think I can hear traces of B52s, David Byrne, Devo, Lene Lovich, Talking Heads, Suzanne Vega and Frank ZAPPA. A mix between blues, folk, funk, jazz, pop, psychedelic and progressive rock with very good melodies. Many songs are despite the "quirkiness" really sing-a-long tunes. Just listen to "Hypnotease" and you will hum it for days. A special mention to the guitar playing that is exceptional and would appeal to all guitarists who listen to this album.

Flo's voice is really beautiful, but it might take some time before you'll get used to it. The album is growing with every listening. This CD is fucking great, both musically and lyrically. From the first track, "Subway Surfing" to the last track "Pionic". The tracks are full of shifting rhythms.

The best tracks are "Subway Surfing", "Hypnotease", "Buried Treasure", "Adam and Eve", "Heavy Construction", "Wound Up", "Pionic", "Pointless Psychic Revelation", "Peddler", "The Boys", "Self Sabotage", "Amelia and All That Is", "Joy" and "Pionic". That's right, it's all the tracks, and I love them all. On top of it the production is great too. This is a really impressive album indeed.

I'll promise you that this album won't disappoint you. Check them out!

Greger | 4/5 |


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