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Box Of Secrets

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  • Audio CD (April 15 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mercury - Universal Special Imports
  • ASIN: B0013F2LOY
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #64,111 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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The highly anticipated 2008 debut from this Brighton duo. The pair have recorded an album that embraces their plaudits and emerges resplendent in all its glory. Taking influence from the likes of Nirvana and PJ Harvey, Steven Ansell (drums/vocals) and Laura-Mary Carter (guitar/vocals) create a sound that can switch from lightning fast indie Rock 'N' Roll to soft Pop in a heartbeat. Catchy hooks and clever guitar patterns make this a great first outing for the band. 11 tracks including the singles 'You Bring Me Down' and 'Say Something Say Anything'. Mercury.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9c607990) out of 5 stars 10 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c617150) out of 5 stars Their First LP! April 15 2008
By mroxie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This band has been releasing scattered singles since 2005. Since these were interesting showed so much promise, it made me wonder when/if a full-length album would be coming...and, now, here it is! While it does contain some older songs previously released as singles ("ADHD", "You Bring Me Down", "It's Getting Boring By the Sea", "I Wish I Was Someone Better"), a B-side from "You Bring Me Down ("Try Harder"), the rest are new songs for this release. Besides, including these makes 'Box of Secrets' a solid introduction to Blood Red Shoes, and may make you want to hunt down their previous stuff (like the 2007 EP I'll Be Your Eyes) just to get the B-sides!

The formula for this band's music is deceptively simple, with Laura-Mary Carter [vocals/guitar] and Steven Ansell [vocals/drums]. Despite this, their actual music style is difficult to pinpoint. Through listening to them, you can tell that their influences go much deeper than those that might be associated with the mainstream bands of the broad terms of 'alternative' and/or 'indie punk' to be stuck on them. For instance, these are a few of the bands mentioned as influences on their official MySpace Music site: PJ Harvey, Joy Division, The Velvet Underground, The Fall, Queen, Smashing Pumpkins, Gang of Four, Neu, Devo, and on and on; it's quite a variety. They aren't cursory music listeners, and, as follows, their own music is complex and engaging.

Their lyrics are catchy and frequently witty, with a very British, anthemic quality about them ("Forgive Nothing" might be the best example of this). I fell in love with their music immediately. This band initially seemed to me to have a similar vibe as Death From Above 1979, which is also a two-piece band (I highly recommend that band's album, You're a Woman, I'm a Machine). There's the moody sarcasm, the DIY ethic of old-school punk bands of the 70s, combined with a fierce, firey energy. As they've described themselves, they're making the kind of music that *they* want to, not what the public expects or what the music industry demands. Though 'Box of Secrets' is a great album, there's still a lot more raw, untapped power that Blood Red Shoes has yet to reveal.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c6171a4) out of 5 stars Young GARBAGE! May 1 2008
By Sollai Sollai.blogspot.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
YES, Young garbage!
imagibe the power of that powerful band, in those kids, with a catchy lyrics, amazing guitar, awsome drums, you cannot go wrong!
Box of secret is one of my top played cd's in my collection, i heard those kids on the radio singing "its getting boring by the sea" and i simply COULD NOT get it outta my head, i tried so hard to forget it because i had to work that day, but i ended up ditching work, getting a copy from the next door store, and when my boss cought me! i gave him a copy!
he loved it too! and he is like 43!
i'm 19, yes i bit young, but i know good music!
this is worth your money people!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c6175dc) out of 5 stars Great shoes May 1 2008
By Lovblad - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This group has been lurking in the background of the British music scene for a while and is just breaking now after a series of great singles. This is a great boy-girl group with a very simple but effective set-up consisting in drums guitar and vocals. One of the best britih groups at the moment.
HASH(0x9c61799c) out of 5 stars My favorite new band by far! Don't think, buy and enjoy!! Sept. 16 2010
By Timothy S Thrash - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I heard this group on the Scott Pilgrim soundtrack and instantly loved their music. I bought both albums instantly off Amazon and I am definitely happy I did. The whole album from beginning to end is 5 stars easily. Great music to listen to no matter what you are doing. I find myself singing along to every song while bouncing to their lovable beats. I recommend everyone give their music a chance. I'm sure if you love fun music that is not American Pop garbage you will enjoy this band.
HASH(0x9c617948) out of 5 stars Why wasn't I told about this band sooner? Feb. 23 2012
By Josh - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Seriously I don't know who's job it is to inform the masses of great music but they have been slacking off for way to long. I only heard a few of there songs before purchasing this CD and I am not disappointed with it at all. If you heard their song It's Getting Boring By the Sea from the Scott Pilgrim movie and loved it this CD is for you because that's not even the best song on the CD.

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