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The 1900s

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(Parasol; US: 30 May 2006; UK: Unavailable)

The Chicago-based 1900s get by on melody and good vibes. You could do a lot worse. With a coed lineup featuring multiple vocalists and a general penchant for making even sad songs sound uplifting, they’ve earned comparisons to Fleetwood Mac. On the dreamy “Whole of the Law”, they’re apt. But you also have to figure in twee-pop contemporaries like Acid House Kings and more straight-up indie acts such as The Pastels and Sleater-Kinney. Mixing up the harmonies with box organs, Hammonds, and violins as well as sparkiling guitars, this debut EP is sure to charm at least one sock off anyone with an indie-pop pulse.

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John Bergstrom has been writing various reviews and features for PopMatters since 2004. He has been a music fanatic at least since he and a couple friends put together The Rock Group Dictionary in third grade (although he now admits that giving Pat Benatar the title of "first good female rocker" was probably a mistake). He has done freelance writing for Trouser Pressonline, Milwaukee's Shepherd Express, and the late Milk magazine and website. He currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife and two kids, both of whom are very good dancers.


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Songs that are not only top-shelf, but also timeless. By not following hipster-indie trends, the 1900s have crafted an album of indefinite shelf life.
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