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Cure For The Common Crush by Id Guinness

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Reviewed on 24th February 2008.

 
 

Cure For The Common Crush

By Id Guinness

Id Guinness is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has put together a really interesting album that is heavily influenced by 70's artists like Roxy Music and Pink Floyd.

The album opens up with 'Rising River', which is heavily produced with a really thick sound. The song gives you a fair indication on what to expect from the rest of the album.

All the songs on the album are very melodic. 'The One That Got Away' is a great example, with a fabulous string arrangement that adds power to the track. To show his versatility there are also some good rockier numbers such as 'Beautiful Goodbye' and '25 Watts'.

The final and standout track is 'Wailing Wall'. Very atmospheric and Floyd-esque, the song sways around a repetitive lyrical line that makes the track surprisingly interesting and an enthralling six minutes.

The album does take a couple of listens to really get into and is more for Sunday morning than Saturday night. There has clearly been plenty of thought put into the album and the variations in sounds make it a very interesting listen.

 

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