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Beating Heart Baby by Head Automatica

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Reviewed on 13th February 2005.

 
 

Beating Heart Baby

By Head Automatica

Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you the single of the year. Of course it won't win any award for being so, that will go to the next Pop Star puppet to come off Cowell's production line. If I was in charge though, Head Automatica would have a big shiny trophy to display on their collective mantelpieces.

The understated intro gives us a glimpse of Daryl Palumbo's vocals before a staggered snare cues him to really unleash himself upon us. When you're in possession of a voice this good then you're always in with a chance of producing a quality tune, and that's exactly what we get here.

Heart attack drums and the swaggering crunch of guitars shift us into fifth gear as Palumbo pours himself into the microphone. "Yooooou, you are nothing to do with me, yaaaaaooou, you are nothing to do with me". There are going to be people in clubs everywhere singing along to that until Santa dusts off his work boots at least. This is just one of those songs that will lead to you inexplicably playing air guitar and air drums in public, not to mention singing along and jumping off kerbs as it rattles through your earphones. Awesome.

 

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On 16th February 2005 at 11:56 Anonymous 3566 wrote...

One of the top 5 albums of last year? I think so. HA are awesome, so different and so much better than glassjaw.

 
 
 

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