Various Artists – Public Service Broadcast 7 (CD Review)

The Public Service Broadcast series of albums are released on a limited run and not for profit, featuring the best submitted tracks (more info about how this all works and to read about the previous six compilations can be found by clicking here). There is a definate lo-fi rock theme running though those bands that have been chosen and while there are tracks that do not stand out that is because the quality of playing and songwriting is high. And frankly this is excellent value for a fiver.

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Many of these bands should have great futures ahead but I would have to call special attention to the following. Firstly, I would have to pick out the opener ‘You Don’t Have To Kick It’ by We Versus The Shark for sheer playfulness and quirky charm as well as the Grand Delinquents‘ ‘Deeplight Disco’ for their style and energy, which ireminds me of Long Blondes.

Label : Smalltown America

Release Date : 5 December 2005

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  • We Versus The Shark – You Don’t Have To Kick It
  • The Adventures Of Loki – Punch Drunk Sunday
  • The Holy Ghost – Commercial
  • Oppenheimer – Breakfast In NYC
  • The Hundred Handed – 51st State
  • Hot Young Priest – In The Basement
  • Kapowski – Faith Is Not In A Floor Plan
  • Above Them – Heartbeat For The Heartless
  • Housewife – Channel Noir
  • S. Rock Levinson – Fault Lines
  • Grand Delinquents – Deeplight Disco
  • An Emergency – Too Cool For Love
  • Corrigan – Solid Ground
  • The IOs – Forces Regrouping
  • Boom In The Diamond Industry – The Gift
  • Neat People – Standing Next To Rosie
  • X-Tigers – Tiptoe Around The Exterior
  • Skiptracer – From A Standing Start
  • Le Reno Amps – 2nd Look
  • Dragonflies Draw Flame – Tall Trees
  • The State Addiction – Fainting/Breathing
  • The Sailplanes – I See You Walk
  • Public Relations Exercise – Catalyst
  • Mark Hex – Sorry (For Nothing)
  • Mugstar – Diksik

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