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Starflyer 59
The Fashion Focus



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 12 tracks
Street Date: 1998


This album was Starflyer 59's turning point from their "rock out" My Bloody Valentine days to a more pop-based sound. There is not nearly as much reverb as in previous efforts from Jason Martin's guitar, and there seems to be a lot of experimentation with synth keys.

The Fashion Focus is not the best that the band has to offer, but is a typically strong Starflyer record. Highlights include the opener "I Drive A Lot," the brilliant "Fell In Love At 22," and the more distorted, guitar-driven, "Too Much Fun."

There are a couple moments that seem to catch the band in their awkwardness of a complete sound transition from shoegazer guitar-rock, to their more modernized synth-pop sound, but for the most part, it works. A good pick up for those who enjoy anything by Starflyer 59.

JFH Reader Review: Review date: 12/3/03, written by Marty Slagter for Jesusfreakhideout.com


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. Record Label: Tooth & Nail Records
. Album length: 12 tracks
. Street Date: 1998
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. I Drive A Lot
  2. We're The Ordinary
  3. Sundown
  4. Fell In Love At 22
  5. A Holiday Song (Happy Holidays)
  6. All the Time
  7. The Birthrite
  8. Card Games And Old Friends
  9. Shut Your Mouth
  10. The Fashion Focus
  11. Too Much Fun
  12. Days Of Lamech

 

 

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