HUGE classics, which if you do not own, now is the time, no pop collection complete with out these buggers! Powered by two great songwriters in Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple, Stands For Decibels and Repercussion veered from psychedelia to new wave but never left the hooks behind, resulting in two picture pop albums. "4 1/2 stars.. On their debut, the dB`s combined a reverence for British pop and arty, post-punk leanings that alternate between minimalism and a love of quirky embellishment, odd sounds, and unexpected twists; Stands for Decibels is clearly a collegiate pop experiment, but rarely is experimentation so enjoyable and irresistibly catchy. Singing and songwriting duties are shared equally by Chris Stamey and Peter Holsapple -- Stamey, more quirky and psychedelic-leaning with a winsome, pure-pop whine, is nicely balanced by Holsapple`s more earthy drawl and straightforward approach. The album stands not only as a landmark power pop album, but also as a prototype for much of the Southern jangle that would follow., epercussion is very much of a piece with the debut, repeating much of the same formula that made Stands for Decibels great -- terrific harmonies, winning melodies, and catchy hooks with subtle quirks thrown into the mix. This time, they feature a fuller, more polished sound, but the impact of the songs isn`t diminished"-AMG.
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