Artist: The High Violets Album: To Where You Are
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Genre: Shoegazer
Release Date:
January 2006

General Info:

Track Listing (Audio stream / MP3 available for highlighted tracks)

1. Sun Baby
2. Love Is Blinding
3. Chinese Letter
4. Invitation
5. Nocturnal
6. Cool Green

7. Want You
8. X-tasy

9.To Where You Are

I can't say enough good stuff about this album - It's taken me months to put this review together... not through lack of enthusiasm but rather through my loss of descriptive phrasing to say how damned good this CD is from start to end! I did not want to insult the band with a collection of overtired cliches... but, from the instantly upbeat groove / enforced head nodding & shoulder swinging of the classic shoegaze "Sun Baby" through "Love Is Blinding" with nuances of Jesus & Mary Chain, Fleetwood Mac & the lush ethereal reverb guitar of latter day Hawkwind, the album continues on with one rush of Endorphins after another - check my personal favourites tracks 4 & 8, "Invitation" & "X-tasy" they are pure aural feel good factor! Beautiful vocals intertwine with catchy hooks & melodies - Simply the best independent CD heard here at SkidMark during 2006.

Reviewer: Mark Edwards