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Belly ~ King
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The songs on Star felt like demos and unfinished songs at best, except for their big hit / Grammy-nominated track, "Feed The Tree", which was a masterful work of existential-themed bouncy pop. The Belly songs and image melded well at the late 90's time of "girl-alterna-pop" days. But alas, I moved on to bigger things (or so I thought).
On a whim, I picked up their sophomore and last LP ever released as Belly -- the colorful, creative and HIGHLY recommended King. I still to this day do not know why this album never really caught the attention of critics and masses. What's not to love? Same-but-different lyrical themes of love, loss, existence and experience, catchy / deeply melodic lines with expert guitar work by Donnelly (the band-leader) and co., and graceful, yet complete song works. This album tops Star in every way! (and contains no real filler tracks or noisy interludes, except for one weaker track, Now They'll Sleep!!)
I still listen to this album in awe for its audacity and creative edge that still feels fresh. Whether you listen for guitar work, lyrics, melody, or originality, this album proudly displays it all and should be part of your collection if you love excellent pop-songwriting and craftmanship.
Shamefully undersold and underappreciated.
You will not be sorry.
Even T. Donnelly's solo LPs don't top this disc...
Unlike Star, I like the singles off of this album. Both are very catchy rockers "Now They'll Sleep," which had a cool video where the band members took over the roles of their stage crew, and "Super-Connected." My favorite part on "Super-Connected" is the slightly delayed guitar riff in the chorus. I'm sure there is a technical term for it, but anyone whose heard the song knows what I'm talking about. It really added character to the track. And, of course, the driving beat is great too. The album is just as solid as Star, maybe a little more so. The only track I do not care for is "Red" with its annoying "Red red red red" line. Otherwise, King is terrific and ends with the wonderful slow number "Judas My Heart." Unfortunately, King was the last studio release from Belly. Tanya Donelly continued with her solo career and, I've read, had a daughter which gave her a new priority in life. She has released a "best of" CD called Sweet Ride with B-sides and rarities as well as hits that is worth checking out. I think King has aged very well and recommend to anyone who likes "alternative" rock.
Belly is definitely one of the best bands to come out of Boston and both CDs are well-written, produced, and sound awesome.
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As I recall, this disc came out with some hype about Belly being the next big thing. Unfortunately, in the midst of the Pearl Jam-esque wave of flannel toting bands, that didn't... Read morePublished on June 22 2004
One of my all time favourites. There is nothing about this album that I don't like. The melodies, the raw emotion...it's all a thing of beauty.Published on Nov. 6 2003