|Ske | CD review | 2004|
SKE - Life, Death, Happiness
and Stuff LP (Smekkleysa/Bad Taste - 27/09/04)
If you like your music full of gorgeous vocals, irresistible melodies and ideas which range from the experimental and eclectic to the kitsch and slightly quirky, Life, Death, Happiness and Stuff is the album for you.
Iceland's 2003 album of the year, it ranges from the insanely
catchy Stuff and velvety, Bell X1-esque vocals of Cowboy
to dreamy insturmental Strange and Deranged, while One
Thing's intriguing instrumentation recalls Blur's Yuko and Hiro.
It's more mainstream than fellow Icelandic exports Bjork and Sigur Ros,
and it's absolutely wonderful.
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