Stranglers, The / Giants
Album: Giants   Collection:General
Artist:Stranglers, The   Added:Jun 2013
Label:Absolute, Ear Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-07-01 Pull Date: 2013-09-02
Week Ending: Sep 1 Jul 28 Jul 21 Jul 14 Jul 7
Airplays: 1 1 1 4 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 29, 2013: no way to say
Freedom Is Insane
4. Jul 12, 2013: Time Traveler
Freedom Is Insane
2. Jul 26, 2013: Time Traveler
Freedom Is Insane
5. Jul 11, 2013: no way to say
3. Jul 19, 2013: Time Traveler
Freedom Is Insane
6. Jul 10, 2013: Brownian Motion

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2013-06-28
Tight rock band plus keyboards. Range of sounds, tempos. Overall it’s fun and a bit cynical. They've been at it for ages, starting in the mid-70's punk scene and never falling apart through the decades & evolving creations.

+1.midtempo bassy rock. Organ makes an appearance halfway through, then "aaah" vocals- pretty much an instrumental. Keeps rocking
+2. Mystic synth intro with waves, cheesy! It’s a trick though, goes to peppy rock with memorable title lyric. Ends that way again, emo.
3.Midtempo, a hint of Southern swagger. Buzzy synth blends well.
++4. punk rock with a hint of “math/prog” they drop a couple beats here and there.
5. Minor key jauntiness with organ, reminiscent of some Cramps
++6.Mid-slow. Acoustic bass intro, brushed traps, beat vocal delivery. Café sway.
+7. Mid-fast. Party, I could dance to this. Half-yelled vox
8.Jangly guitar, 80's synth intro, happy 80's sound
++9. Spanish tango rock, fuzzy, buzzy, stately. Something reminds me of "White Rabbit". Outtro is just synth-wash & vocal.
10.Happy, peppy even if it seems to be about a haunted house

Track Listing
1. Another Camden Afternoon   6. My Fickle Resolve
2. Freedom Is Insane   7. Time Was Once On My Side
3. Giants   8. Mercury Rising
4. Lowlands   9. Adios (Tango)
5. Boom Boom   10. 15 Steps