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Cherry Peel

Of Montreal Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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1. Everthing Disappears When You Come Around
2. Baby
3. I Can't Stop Your Memory
4. When You're Loved Like You Are
5. Don't Ask Me To Explain
6. In Dreams I Dance With You
7. Sleeping In The Beetle Bug
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11. I Was Watching Your Eyes
12. Springtime Is The Season
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4.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful exposition on love and more April 29 2003
By "kyyp"
Format:Audio CD
Of Montreal's first, and still their best, "Cherry Peel" is an indie pop delight like none other. Though parts of the album are weaker, and it winds down near the end, Kevin Barnes' frank writings on the meaning of love (especially the puppy love of crushes) and the band's flawless pop style makes up for their shortcomings. It is dissapointing that Of Montreal will probably never make an album on this subject again, but on the other hand they don't really need to. If any song has ever captured the meaning of brief love, it's "Baby" and if any song has ever got down exactly how it is to be unsure about another's feelings and thus having a hard time sorting out your own, it's "Don't Ask Me to Explain".
It opens with a simple, but characteristically strange love song, "Everything Dissapears When You Come Around", and it never leaves it's core themes. And there's nothing wrong with that. It'd be a classic if it weren't for some of the later songs and the unfortunate fact that the cheap recording equipment mars the album's beauty at times. Still, I have to say you should pick it up.
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Format:Audio CD
Pop Kulcher Review: Maybe I was just expecting too much. I'm a huge fan of most of the Elephant 6 stable, and was blown over by the single "Don't Ask Me To Explain." But while this is pleasant and catchy enough, nothing else on the album quite measures up to that single (though a few ditties come close, most notably the painfully infectious "I Can't Stop Your Memory"). This album falls somewhere between the pleasant pop of Apples in Stereo and the psychedelic experimentalism of Olivia Tremor Control, but falls a bit short of both. Not that I want to sell this short -- if you're a sucker for the Smile-era Beach Boys-derived naive pop championed by the Apples, Olivia, Elf Power, Beulah, et al., this will go down just fine -- if anything, this is probably the closest thing to mid-60's Brian Wilson put out so far by any of these bands. But the stripped-down minimalism of the sound and the calculated amateurishness of the performance and vocals occasionally distracts from the charm, which I don't think was the intent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars possibly my favorite record May 31 2002
Format:Audio CD
this is a gorgeous record...it's hard to believe i've owned it for 5 years because i still keep listening to it. i think the reason is the songs have a timeless quality to them--ignore what people say about a "sixties" influence, these songs could have been written in 1920 or last week, and it wouldn't matter. it's pop at its best, but there are elements of waltzes and quasi-jazz here as well. essentially, it's folk music as written by burt bachrach, or better yet, quit comparing them to others and just enjoy. this stuff is great. and your girlfriend will like it too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I slipped on this Cherry Peel! April 26 2000
Format:Audio CD
This cd is on repeat in my cd player. Infact I have two one far my car and stereo. Even though I'm indifferent to living in a feather house somehow I can realate. So like sonic youth said "Closing time" NOW go BUY this cd or you will just be wasting your precious time!
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