Thursday, November 22, 2007

A New Hope - Minipop

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Minipop might be the wrong name for the band because their sound is anything but small.

At times Minipop can sound like your typical shoegazing indie nonsense, yes, but they've got that little extra that sets them apart from the rest of the pack.

There's little doubt that lead singer Tricia Kanne voice is ethereal and dreamlike and adds a rich layer to the band's sound, but the tunes themselves are great as well. At times they remind me of The Like (and any long-term readers will know that I will regard that as a good thing), at others there is the hint of Stars.

Not everthing on the album reaches the heights that tracks such as Someone To Love and Butterflies do, but overall this is still a very good effort indeed. Certainly worth tracking down.

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