I'm enjoying the debut album by the Polyphonic Spree. It's like someone took the symphonic lushness of Sgt. Pepper's and mixed it with the naive earnestness of Up With People. Only it's pretty good!

The interesting thing is the dense sound from having 25 people playing and singing together. The deep choruses of "Soldier Girl" and "Light and Day" are really great. Some of it is bad, though, the remixes and anything where the main guy is the only one singing.

I was surprised to realize this was the first upbeat music I'd enjoyed in a long time.

Just follow the seasons and find the time
Reach for the bright side
Just follow the day
Follow the day and reach for the sun
A lot of attention has been paid to their creepy cult-like presence, but I have to assume that's irony.
  2003-10-02 01:47 Z