Favourite Colours - The Sadies
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  • Summary: The Toronto, Canada country-surf-rockers led by the Good brothers (Dallas and Travis) return with a self-produced effort. Robyn Hitchcock guests on one track.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 90
    A seamless, melodic blend of psychedelia and C&W... the songs and instrumentals here hang together beautifully. [Nov 2004, p.95]
  2. Imagine a troupe of gloomy cow-punks careening down a thundering Hawaiian pipeline and you've got a bead on their wildly divergent sound.
  3. The results [on previous albums] came off a little mannered, but on Favourite Colours, the band finally exhibits an integrated command of its genre obsessions, playing chilly-but-urgent music with a distinctly Sadies flavor.
  4. 80
    Hones the Southern harmonies and guitar-pickin' crosstalk of the brothers Good. [Nov 2004, p.116]
  5. Favourite Colours is lovely and adventurous stuff that proves the Sadies are only getting better with each trip into the studio.
  6. But while the album is stylistically and sonically brilliant, it still suffers from the primary flaw of the band's four previous albums: Their songwriting hasn't made the same leap as their chops.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
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  1. TJTJ
    Jan 1, 2005
    10
    Totally sweet
  2. CekoNase
    Mar 16, 2005
    9
    A wonderful album -- pure pleasure from start to finish, and I think the lyrics work well with the music to meld dreaminess and worldliness A wonderful album -- pure pleasure from start to finish, and I think the lyrics work well with the music to meld dreaminess and worldliness into great music for any day. Expand
  3. LawrenceP
    Jan 15, 2005
    8
    Music 10, lyrics 6 which equals a 8.
  4. PaulH
    Jul 11, 2005
    6
    I wasn't really that much impressed.