Review : FIGURINES - Skeleton
AV ClubCutting-edge rock buffs who've already moved past Arctic Monkeys, The Subways, and every other next big UK rock thing should keep on moving across the channel to Denmark, to start the cult of Figurines. The Danish band's fantastic second album, Skeleton, is the stuff indie-rock fantasies are built on, with a gripping, theatrical sound that's like a hybrid of early Built To Spill and pre-Soft Bulletin Flaming Lips, adorned with pieces of the old Neil Young albums that inspired those bands in the first place. ...full text
PitchForkCatchiness is a card seasoned listeners dislike playing or having played on them. To call a record "catchy" reveals almost nothing. Without it there would be very little left of Guided by Voices, Nirvana, or Buzzcocks, but nor would there be any Ace of Base, Steve Miller Band, or Huey Lewis & The News. Yet, despite endless failures on the behalf of both critics and fans to quantify this ineffable force, "catchy" is unquestionably the word with which to begin on Skeleton, the sophomore album from Denmark's Figurines....full text
Lost At Sea magazineHailing from Denmark has got to be tough for a rock band. It's true, I don't know much about the country, and what I do know I learned online. For instance, did you know that Denmark is home to only around five million people? While the owners of Greenland may be small, size is no reason to count them out early. And, heck, while we're on the subject, here are a few other Danish facts:...full text
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