Monday 9 November 2020

Pineapple Thief. The - 10 Stories Down (2005)

The fifth album from this British band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of drums, percussion, cowbells, bass, guitars, keyboards and vocals.

Some guest musicians added acoustic guitars, violins, piano and backing vocals to this album.

This album is from what I gather an improved version of the 2004 album 12 Stories Down. An album which was not popular among the critics.

The band has by now found their own style and sound.

That means a niche somewhere between Marillion, Airbag and Radiohead. 

There is some violins on this album too and that brings a bit more folk and celtic rock influences into their sound. Which is a cool, good thing on this album.

The sound is pretty warm and some dissonant metal riffs roughens up this album a bit. But most of it has a a warm, nice feeling.

This is mostly due to Bruce Soord's vocals which is very good.

The songs are all good and this is a nice album indeed. A killer track or two would had made it a lot better. But I am not the one to complain.

3 points



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