Sunshine Hit Me - The Bees [Band of Bees]
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  • Summary: Frequently compared to the Beta Band, this equally eclectic Isle of Wight-based duo of Paul Butler and Aaron Fletcher literally recorded this debut album in their shed.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 91
    The only downside to this album is, ironically, its accessibility. [#5, p.90]
  2. The seamless combination of the genres makes the album stunning.
  3. Their familiarity with vintage instruments and addictive laid-back swagger help them avoid the pretension that sometimes follows the Beta Band.
  4. Live shows have shown that they have an even more cutting, vital album waiting to be recorded. If they can harness that live edge with this recorded willingness to experiment, their next album will be a monster.
  5. A showcase for inventiveness and versatility.
  6. An above-average production of reasonable merit.
  7. 50
    It all sounds like The Beta Band swapping confrontation for contentment. [Apr 2002, p.93]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. GazB
    May 12, 2004
    10
    Summer in a circular jam jar.
  2. KentM
    Mar 3, 2003
    9
    This is one of the more fantastic debut LPs is a long time. Get it.

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