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Teenager by The Thrills

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Reviewed on 13th August 2007.



By The Thrills

The Thrills' latest album "Teenager" is an album filled with their trademark sounds. Songs "The Midnight Choir" and "Nothing Changes Around Here" both rely on the tried and trusted formula of early hit "Santa Fe", but they are also the standout tracks.

The sleepy "Should've Known Better" and title track "Teenager" are both darker tracks with haunting slide guitar licks and moody lyrics. "This Year" is the perfect summer song for cruising around, while the Waterboy's influenced "Long Forgotten Song" has an upbeat feel to it.

The Thrills do have a nice mix of mandolin, guitar and piano that brings out their distinctive West Coast sound with a bit of Irish folk. A majority of the time vocalist Conor Deasy sings sweet melodies with a hint of sadness, but sometimes he can sound more like a knackered, whinging teenager.

On a whole the album is full of nice foot tapping, easy listening ditties and is definitely one for Sunday morning rather than Saturday night.



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