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THE BEARDS "having a beard is the new not having a beard"
ok, just checking out new albums and randomly clicked on this one...
its by an Aussie group,its their second album and apparently, just like their debut set if a concept album about....
you guessed it....beards!
God knows how anyone can write a couple of songs about beards let alone two complete albums worth of material!
these songs are actually ok, a bit satirical,tongue in cheek stuff about the pro's of actually growing beards...
as the guys say...
"a beard wont leave you for another man and wrap itself around another man"
and so it goes, even to the extent of pointing out that guys who dont shave are actually saving the planet with their carbon footprint,
how the hell that works i do not know, but i guess they have beards and oughta know!
the music ranges from indi pop,rock,ballads,folky in parts,acoustis piano tracks etc.
the vocals and melodies are actually very good, and some of the harmonies are also very good.
listening to this i thought some of the songs were very early Billy Joel sounding mixed with the storytelling
prowess of people like Harry Chapin.
all up a pretty good album, for what it is, but not sure if these guys want to be serious musicians, which they are more than capable of
doing as they are goood songsmiths, or if they intend just having fun and being a bit out there like Cake and to a lesser extent Primus...
album rating: 1.8
from the album:
you should consider having sex with a bearded man