Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Nines - Wonderworld Of Colourful - 1998

This release of 13 upbeat and perky pop tunes meanders along as though the grunge days of the 1990s never happened. From the simplicity of Beach Boys' harmonies on "What Can I Do" and "Ghost Town Sunday" to the easy XTC-like choruses of "Days and Days" and "I'm Sorry," the Nines combine catchy pop grooves with intentional touches of aggressive, chugging rock guitar. Lead singer Steve Eggers vocalizes with gentle sincerity over the Brit-pop riffs of Sam Tallo and Andrew Webb. An intriguing cut is "When the Day Is Through." For one thing, it's relatively short (clocking in at less than two minutes), and for another, it sounds eerily like a Pink Floyd tune. Other tracks, such as the fuzzy-amp textured "Jules Maxi," play into a psychedelic Beatles fantasy. But for the most part, the rhythms on Wonderworld of Colourful are subtle and sunny, mid-tempo, and joyfully executed. -AMG

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