British Sea Power / Valhalla Dancehall
Album: Valhalla Dancehall   Collection:General
Artist:British Sea Power   Added:Jan 2011
Label:Rough Trade  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-03-13 Pull Date: 2011-05-15
Week Ending: May 15 May 8 May 1 Apr 24 Apr 17 Apr 10 Apr 3 Mar 27
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 4 2 5 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 25, 2021: Wee Animalcules (rebroadcast from Sep 30, 2011)
4. Jan 10, 2012: meow
Who's In Control
2. Jan 15, 2015: Meow: The Best Of The Decade So Far (2010-2014)...The Sequel!
Who's In Control
5. Sep 30, 2011: Wee Animalcules
3. Feb 28, 2012: meow
Who's In Control
6. May 13, 2011: Time Traveler
We Are Sound

Album Review
mr. esq.
Reviewed 2011-03-08
as reviewed by mr. esq.

modern rock/alternanation/britpop
from britain. really damn good stuff that evokes the heyday of 90's britpop (w/some 80's mod rock&70's glam thrown in. plus a little of a glitchy/robot punk thing going on. =it's eclectic.)
one of the best albums to hit in the new year.
RIYL: pulp, blur, echo&bunnymen, simple minds, mighty lemon drops, ride, oasis, sponge, bowie, national, killers, franz ferdinand, parlovr, etc.
FCC WARNING: 1, 6, 8, 12.
esp.1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12,

*1. FFC WARNING='FUCKING' /BEST TRACK: kickass brit pop! rockin' fuzzed git, echo vox. boy: i'm sure glad i'm in safe harbor....
*2. industro drum begin; driving&fast ala killers, national. last min&half slows down into haunty soundscape.
*3. piano! =i like piano! (lovely.)
4. fast&quirky&jerky.
*5. this is bitchin'! processed vox. dark&ominous building. very mechanical&glitchy. ending=slowly undone&breaking down.
*6. FCC WARNING='FUCKING' : piano!..very pulpy. pulsing.
*7. NEXT BEST TRACK:dark&thuddy open-to-dreamy lullaby w/fem vox. COOEY! beautiful stuff.
8. FCC WARNING='FUCKING' (they like this word!) :glitchy toy pop. midtempo.
*9. fast& moving. like echo.
*10. NEXT TO NEXT BEST TRACK: piano!'s got strings. haunty vox. mal&fem vox blended together to where it seems like it's the same voice. really fucking gorgeous. (sud end)
11. glitchy, jerky robot thing is back!=really fast&rocking ala devo, intelligence, don'ts, etc.
*12. FCC WARNING='FUCKING'(get another word, dudes): cathedral organ soundscape begin. mod rock blueprint for the rest. gets driving at mid point. dreamy passage (psst: this is a very long song.9+mins!) =this could go well on any bladerunnercore or indie cool kids show.
13. glitchy tech-o begin. voice delay chorus. very 80's. weakest track of the bunch -why end w/this?

Track Listing
1. Who's In Control   7. Baby
2. We Are Sound   8. Living Is So Easy
3. Georgie Ray   9. Observe The Skies
4. Stunde Null   10. Cleaning Out The Rooms
5. Mongk Ii   11. Thin Black Sail
6. Luna   12. Once More Now
  13. Heavy Water