Monday, June 11, 2012

This Perfect Day - Don't Smile - 1995

After a somewhat lackluster sophomore release, This Perfect Day rebounded with the critically successful (albeit commercially slow) Don't Smile. While it was only released in the band's native Sweden, there's a ton to love here, especially for fans. Opening with the fuzzed-out, over the top "Flamingo," a song dripping with smooth vocal harmonies and a crashing guitar solo, the band barely relents throughout. The guitars are turned up to the max on every track, completely washing the ten-song cycle in distortion and feedback. The effect is tremendous, as quick comparisons could easily be made to other excellent discs like Oasis' Definitely Maybe, Matthew Sweet's 100% Fun, and Silver Sun's self-titled debut. Album highlights also include the sizzling single "It's a Shame" and the summery title track. -AMG


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7 comments:

Kishin said...

I have a couple of their discs, but not this one. As always, thanks!

Anonymous said...

bought this one many years ago. great album. good post.

Anonymous said...

Bought this years ago. Such a great album. Everyone needs to check this out.

Shriner said...

Very, very great. Swedish bands are just too cool for some reason.

Woody said...

Thank you very much!!!

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Kenny Martel said...

Please re-upload

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