Spanish Only Import and one of the more popular Spanish power pop bands, too so we`re glad to this one arrive, no doubt. "The mellow relaxed vibe of `She` with great melody and vocal performance almost like a poppy Ryan Adams sets the tone for the album. The classic here is `Life Is` - a Beatlesque tour-de-force with a little bit of `Sgt. Pepper` mixed with some `Penny Lane`. The mellow vibe returns with `Sing When You`re Happy` and is a very enjoyable pop guitar song, like some of McCartney`s better ballad moments. The vocals are not unlike the Honeydogs` Adam Levy with a slight European accent - this is really evident on the last two songs of the album `Better If I` and `Goodbye`" - Powerpopaholic. "In my book, Brad Jones is pretty much God. Who is Brad Jones, you ask? Maybe the greatest pop/rock producer working these days. He produced my #1 disc of last year, Bob Evans` Suburban Songbook. He produced my #3 disc of 2005, Josh Rouse`s Nashville. He also produced David Mead`s Tangerine, and oh yeah, some disc called Kontiki by this band called Cotton Mather. Not to mention his work in the Nashville power pop mafia with Bill Lloyd and others. So when Brad Jones produces a new album, I take notice, and he`s lent his considerable talents to Tiny Telephone, the new disc by the Spanish band The Sunday Drivers. And while not another Kontiki or Suburban Songbook, it`s a great listen nonetheless.
The operative sound here is mid-tempo roots pop, somewhere in between Evans on Suburban Songbook and Josh Rouse. I also hear some Tom Petty as well as strong similarities to The Latebirds` Radio Insomnia (a Brad Jones album without Brad Jones if there ever was one). Things start off nicely with "Rainbows of Colours", which has a kind of dreamy feel to it (as might be expected from the title) and features a great minute or so instrumental outro that really makes the track. "She" is next, and if there ever was a more obvious lost Josh Rouse track out there, I`m not sure you`d be able to find it (melodically, it reminds me quite a bit of Rouse`s best song ever, 1972`s "Rise"). "Do It" is the first single off the album, and its driving guitar sound is where the Tom Petty comparisons come in. Other standouts include the languid "Paranoid", the poppy "Sing When You`re Happy" (which doesn`t wear out its welcome despite being 5:30 long), and the hand-clapping, foot-stomping "Day In Day Out"."-AbsolutePowerPopBlog. Here`s some more from Spanish blogs, loosely translated for you: " Melodíes and refrains, by all means, but without never falling in an excess of lightness or indulgence. The Sunday Drivers leans more than ever in a classic, clean and direct sound, in impeccable a rythmical base that along with make of the coherence and the credibility the best virtues of the disc, by all means, melodías and the refrains. But the main truth that brings Tiny Telephone to us is that The Sunday Drivers feels more comfortable than ever sounding like The Sunday Drivers."-Musikalia.
""Tiny Telephone" which feels the sun and preciselyÂ
the beautiful ones stroll Sunday. All in this album will be able to heat you and fill up you happiness: the compos which, as of the first listenings, sound like traditional kind "She" or "Paranoid", the learnedly enjouées melodies "Life isÂ
", a song and a majestic voice (especially on "Little Cat"), that of Jero Romero singer-guitarist and author of the majority of the pieces. Finally and not of least, one will recognize the masterly leg of Brad Jones (producing inter alia Josh Rouse) who confers an aspect fresh and licked on the unit. Aspect, which if one wanted to spit in soup, however missed with certain less successful titles paperboard not badly full with "Little Heart Attacks". Beautiful prowess besides for the opening of the album with a piece which a priori does not resemble to them: progressive "the Rainbows of colours". The continuation will take again the torch of the precedent opus with heaps of small musical details which make the effect discountedÂ
play, replay and Re-replay. - Franchuta. Final Translation: Extremely Highly Recommended!
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