Positive: 0 out of 4
Mixed: 4 out of 4
Negative: 0 out of 4
Classic embryonic vocalic beauty from Geike Arnaert still carries the translucence of the band's signature ethereality, and shines as hard as she did on the band's previous releases. However, musical composition on songs such as "Pink Fluffy Dinosaurs" and "Frosted Flake Wood" are more intricate and sonically defined.
They've already featured on a multitude of soundtracks including Stealing Beauty, Shades and I Know What You Did Last Summer. Not to mention cinema ads for champagne and episodes of La Femme Nikita and er, Baywatch. That's pretty much all bases covered, then.
With 1998's Blue Wonder Powder Milk and now The Magnificent Tree, Hooverphonic's sound has become increasingly hip and cosmopolitan, slowly processing out everything that made it so alluring in the first place. It's still sleek and meticulously produced. But, as with the latest from Morcheeba (another band with similar trip-hoppy proclivities), the nagging sense of something menacing behind these songs has practically disappeared.
Positive: 6 out of 6
Mixed: 0 out of 6
Negative: 0 out of 6
PavelKApr 24, 2006The greatest one I ever had! The only CD I got where nothing goes wrong!
TimothyR.Dec 9, 2001Hey guys, It's their best album, especially Vinegar & Salt is wonderful
ricklFeb 25, 2005excellent album, the title song is especially good
BennyMNov 7, 2005Great songwriter, incredible talented. The singer sucks but who cares..the songs are very good.
YvesH.Sep 18, 2001Hey, guys, it's not so bad.
DirkE.Jan 16, 2002not that bad at all... Come on guys, don't be so snobby
|Led Zeppelin IV [Remastered] - Led Zeppelin|
|Doolittle 25 - Pixies|
|The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - Bob Dylan|
|The Velvet Underground [45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] - The Velvet Underground|
|Houses of the Holy [Remastered] - Led Zeppelin|
|Bloodstone & Diamonds - Machine Head|
|Black Messiah - D'Angelo|
|Offering: Live at Temple University - John Coltrane|
|Start Together [Box Set] - Sleater-Kinney|
|Gentlemen At 21 [Deluxe Edition] - The Afghan Whigs|
|Soul Mining (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) [Box Set] - The The|
|From Parts Unknown - Every Time I Die|
|Extra Painful - Yo La Tengo|
|RTJ2 - Run the Jewels|
|Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 to 1972 [Box Set] - Captain Beefheart|
|Anthology [Box Set] - The Clean|
|Face the Music [Box Set] - Nils Lofgren|
|Foundations of Burden - Pallbearer|
|Cadillactica - Big K.R.I.T.|
|You're Dead! - Flying Lotus|