"You Make It Look So Easy" CD
Bouncing Space Records
Genres: country-folk, indie pop
Jan 6 - 12 2003
Beach have put country and folk and pop together in a blender and
mixed them together. The results are enjoyable once in a while, but
can get tiresome after too much listening, especially if country-folk
isn't really your type of thing.
You Make It Look So Easy is quite an achievement for the
band. It's seventeen songs long, with each track around three minutes.
Though the tunes are very similar, they're all very pleasant and easy
on the ears. Some songs, like "Thank You Come Again" and
"The Good Parts," are slower, more subdued songs, but most,
like the early REM-esque "You And Me" and
"Here's The Part" are upbeat, cheerful numbers. Filled with
melodies and pop hooks galore, the songs will likely find themselves
in the listener's heads in no time.
Altogether, You Make It Look So Easy is a fun, catchy album
that will appeal to listeners who enjoy the odd bit of folk and
country. While their sound can get tiresome after awhile, especially
to listeners who aren't quite attuned to the style of music, the album
is still of very high quality.
17 songs, distributed by Parasol, released 2002]