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Those The Brokes

The Magic Numbers

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Disc 1:
  # Track Name   MP3 Sample
  1   This Is A Song   MP3 sample
  2   You Never Had It   MP3 sample
  3   Take A Chance   MP3 sample
  4   Carl's Song   MP3 sample
  5   Boy   MP3 sample
  6   Undecided   MP3 sample
  7   Slow Down (The Way It Goes)   MP3 sample
  8   Most Of The Time   MP3 sample
  9   Take Me Or Leave Me   MP3 sample
  10   Let Somebody In   MP3 sample
  11   Runnin' Out   MP3 sample
  12   All I See   MP3 sample
  13   Goodnight   MP3 sample

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There's something about the Magic Numbers that brings to mind the '70s incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, but it's as if they've run the Mac's FM radio hit-making formula through a '90s brit-pop filter, and end up sounding like the Mamas and the Papas crossed with Ash. And that's a very good thing, as it turns out - the Magic Numbers' second album is crammed with instantly accessible pop numbers, with a melodic depth and complexity that takes a few listens to fully appreciate.
Their self-titled debut album, a runaway success that came out of left-field to win pop hearts and indie minds, was something special but Those the Brokes is even more so: it's not often that alt-press critics will swoon over an album that could easily get MOR airplay yet that's exactly what's happening.
Effortless harmonies, chiming guitars, xylophone, vintage soul licks and even some Spector-ish string arrangements - this is pure charm even before you find out about the two-sibling-pair lineup and that the lot of them are sweet and unassuming, unlikely stars. Plus you've got to love a band that comes up with a quirky wordplay like Those the Brokes as an album title.
Highly recommended for fans of the unrequited love ballad.

Product Details

Artist: The Magic Numbers
Album: Those The Brokes
Cat #: 3801192
Date: 14/11/2006
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: EMI
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 Days
Genres: Pop
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