Young and Sexy
"Life Through One Speaker" CD
Genres: indie pop, pop
PO Box 3613
Jan 12 - 18 2004
pop music that Young and Sexy produce, both on their debut, Stand
Up For Your Mother, and this album, Life Through One Speaker,
is of such high quality you may never get over it. Their songs
are so overwhelmingly pretty and infectious - you can tell immediately
that they could come
from nowhere other than Vancouver.
I can safely say that, if given the chance, all of the songs on Life
Through One Speaker will be stuck in your head. Like the
many truly catchy albums before it (Badly Drawn Boy's The
Hour of Bewilderbeast, The New Pornographers' Mass
Romantic,) Speaker finds its niche and sticks with
it. Pristine, glistening pop (think Belle and Sebastian
crossed with a bit of New Pornographers oomph) is the name of
the game, and Young and Sexy pulls it off with perfection.
"In This Atmosphere" is one of the album's best. A
slight shoegazer tinge characterizes this deliciously dreamy pop
number, which runs the line between Oasis-esque Britpop and
good old Vancouver indie pop. The title-track, meanwhile, is a
folky pop gem straight out of the sixties, complete with British
Invasion-esque vocal effects.
Countless pop hooks, a very pretty atmosphere, and a wealth of
unforgettable tunes makes Life Through One Speaker an utterly
beautiful and monumental sophomore album.
[Vitals: 10 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]