Various Artists / Homemade Hits, V.1
Album: Homemade Hits, V.1   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Jun 2004
Label:Kittridge Records Usa  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-10-25 Pull Date: 2004-12-27
Week Ending: Dec 26 Dec 19 Dec 12 Nov 28 Nov 21 Nov 14 Nov 7 Oct 31
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 31, 2019: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Breathe, New Colors, Tu Le Jours
4. May 11, 2005: Strange Attractor
Want Me
2. Sep 06, 2007: Fiction Romance
Oh to Love Phoneix
5. Apr 01, 2005: Strange Attractor
Want Me
3. Jan 25, 2007: Fiction Romance
New Colors
6. Mar 17, 2005: Strange Attractor
Pig Im

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-09-28
Varied styles of pop songs – 26 of them! The marketing blurb compares the variety to the heyday of cassette mix tapes but I would argue that the sounds themselves are also quite throwback-ish, being very reminiscent of various New Wave styles. Name that forebear! At times, I thought that was the game I was supposed to play while listening.

1. Feel of mid-70s glam Bowie
2. Oy, Vocoder and overdriven, swirly synths; very 1982
3. Synthesized falsetto vocals over a breezy groove
4. A bassline to make Kim Deal proud and snotty vocals and sharp guitars; nice
5. Lush female vocals singing humorously cynical lyrics; again, sharp guitars
6. 60s-ish pop but with whiny white guy guitar-n-singing and trashy recording
7. Point-counterpoint guy/girl singing; chintzy synths and organ; fabulous
8. Uh, The Wedding Present?
9. Great tune, pleasantly sparse arrangement, and equally pleasantly tinny recording
10. Giant balls of psychedelic gas
11. Hazy summer afternoon tune
12. Proto-synth a la Human League; clubbing-related lyrics; restrained vocals
13. Raucous, bombastic production; solid song; what, some sort of Tom Jones tribute
14. Emotionally cold love song; plenty of antecedents there – Ultravox, e.g.
15. Competent if thin bassline, wavering vocals; early New Order?
16. Lysergic 60s-style pop
17. Sloppy and thin drums and guitar, not-quite-sweet-enough vocals
18. Cure minus Robert Smith’s voice
19. Heavenly-style sweet vocals and semi-acoustic pop
20. Song about relationship spring cleaning by twee guy but then brash women bust in
21. Of the insanely breezy and catchy school of pop; pa-pa-paaa-pa-pa-paa, yay!
22. Too sweet vocals for the arrangement, too muscular guitars for the weak vocals
23. Lo-fi riffing and monotone singing; funny lyrics though
24. We want to be The Undertones
25. Choppy electronics and mechanized voice; again, funny lyrics redeem the song
26. Whoa, where’d the Krautrock synth swoops come from? Excellent! For comparison, think Six Finger Satellite’s dystopic synth blasts

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Layton Tu Le Jours
2. Rose for Bohdan and Lil Pocket Pig Im
3. Persons Bernerter
4. National Splits Slowboat
5. Going Stagg Breathe
6. Pumpkin Picasso Robot and My Friend
7. New Bethel Telepathy
8. Summer in Between, the Micahs
9. Ariels Pinks Haunted Want Me
10. Luke Top Take It Easy
11. Honeybunch AkLl Thats Left of Me
12. Pragmatics, the Velcro
13. Troy Taroy Crystalline
14. Boothby Diamond Ring
15. Units, the Oh to Love Phoneix
16. Holy Shit New Colors
17. Snoozer Me More
18. Vergel Tears Out with Your Happy
19. Honey Diary Drive
20. Awesomes, the Teamwork
21. Lunchbox Ferrruf
22. Katie the Pest What Color Are You
23. Le Pepes Pu You Stink
24. Mosquitoes, the Teenage Frustration
25. Dewey Decimator Late Night Booty Call
26. Tugboat Fantastic Laughter & Forgetting