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Bishop Allen - "Dimmer" / "The Ancient Commonsense of Things" (MP3)

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Thursday, Feb 5, 2009

PopMattersMichael Frauenhofer raved about Bishop Allen’s last album The Broken String, saying it “plays like a greatest hits album, stacked deep with memorable highlights, corralling the gems from a year’s worth of monthly EPs into one 12-song disc.” We gave it a 9. So, expectations are high for the follow-up, Grrr…, releasing March 10th. Initial listens are promising, suggesting yet more infectious, hook-filled pop from these Brooklyn tunesmiths. “Dimmer” is the lead-off song on the record, a catchy, bouncy number.  Not surprisingly, “The Ancient Commonsense of Things” is also bouncy. “Bouncy” may be the very defining essence of these folks.


Bishop Allen
“Dimmer” [MP3]
     


“The Ancient Commonsense of Things” [MP3]
     


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