We Have Sound - Tom Vek
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  • Summary: This is the first album for London's 24-year-old, one-man-garage-band Tom Vek.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
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  1. 80
    Finally: bedroom music from a guy who seems to know his way around the bedroom. [Nov 2005, p.141]
  2. The results are perhaps closest in spirit to Rough Trade-period Scritti Politti, all controlled experimentation and unexpected musical shapes thrown to enhance the songs, rather than indulge musical whims. [May 2005, p.112]
  3. 80
    By the end [Vek] makes a convincing bid for Rookie of the Year. [Oct 2005, p.81]
  4. Most of Tom Vek’s influences are at least fifteen years old and easily triangulated. But he’s unencumbered by nostalgia. We Have Sound is so difficult to isolate from Vek’s ass-backwards charisma, I wonder if the man might be a visionary.
  5. Beats and blips combine with electric guitars to form some pretty stark pieces of music, but all of the songs have enough meat to survive. [#11, p.113]
  6. A record brimming with potential.
  7. Even if you do persevere it's likely you'll find pleasure and irritation in equal measure, but at least he always provokes a reaction - a quality never to be underestimated.

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  1. Edward
    Oct 28, 2005
    10
    safe
  2. charlesDK
    Oct 28, 2005
    9
    I love this album. Lots of simple bass guitar, beats that flirt with techno and brilliant lyrics. Each song has layer upon layer of sound and I love this album. Lots of simple bass guitar, beats that flirt with techno and brilliant lyrics. Each song has layer upon layer of sound and is really pleasing to listen to. The almost demo quality is definitely a positive in this case. A brilliantly rounded album that beats the majority of established bands hands down. Expand
  3. DavidO
    Aug 12, 2005
    8
    Lo
  4. SeanT
    Dec 11, 2005
    7
    pretty good but not as good as the hype suggests
  5. Jun 11, 2012
    7
    Nice debut record from Tom Vek - in essence it's a rock record but on the alterternative side. It's got a bit more going on than your usualNice debut record from Tom Vek - in essence it's a rock record but on the alterternative side. It's got a bit more going on than your usual drums and guitar combo, Vek has a bit more to him than that. There are some very good tracks on it - really like the album opener "C-C". It's a nice length as well - you never really get bored at any point during the record. There is lots of room for expansion on his sound on top of what's going on here. Enjoyable and recommended. Expand