Sunday, April 15, 2007

The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn - Cocorosie

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AKA the album where Cocorosie go "hip-hop". Kind of.

What I can tell you is that you'll certainly not hear another album like this during 2007.

Rainbowarriors and Promise are hiphop, albeit under a different name, Bloody Twins and Houses feature operatic voices, whilst Japan whisks us along on Dancehall reggae beat. And hell, we've not even got to the cacophony of kazoo's, the prevalence of irritating bicycle bells and a guest appearance by Anthony (without the Johnsons).

Whether all of this is any good is a difficult thing to say. There's no accounting for taste, as they say, and I can imagine people both raving about this one and absolutely hating it.

Me? Well, there were tracks I liked that soon became grating; there were tracks I dismissed on the first listen which actually grew greatly on me. There were tracks I couldn't get into at all, especially when the singer sounds something akin Moaning Myrtle from the Harry Potter films. It's a mixed bag and really nothing else than listening to it yourself can give you any real impression of if it's "for" you or not.

And if that's sitting on the fence, so be it! :-D

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