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The Little Ones - Morning Tide FLAC album


Performer: The Little Ones
Genre: Rock
Title: Morning Tide
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 2008
Style: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1196 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1748 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1563 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 860
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As is befitting their quixotic sound, the Little Ones's first LP is a gloriously euphoric indie album that's not ashamed to wear its pop influences on its sleeve. Morning Tide" leans towards the convivial nature of the Spinto Band and the bittersweet splendour of the Shins. Meanwhile, "Tangerine Vision" and "All Your Modern Boxes" has an early Nineties Britpop vibe to it. If you've been hunting a feel-good album for the summer, you need look no further. Pick of the Album: The deliriously sun-kissed 'Morning Tide'

Album opener "Morning Tide" has the kind of hook that will stick and some nice production tricks; the ballad "Rise & Shine" is suitably melodic and sweet; "Like a Spoke on a Wheel" has a title alone worthy of a Coldplay-lite band. Will the massive success they seem to be aiming for happen for the Little Ones? Most likely not - in fact, they seem more likely to end up like their producer Dave Newton's band, the Mighty Lemon Drops. That band desperately wanted to be Echo & the Bunnymen or U2, but never really caught on with the public.

The slower songs do have the effect of balancing the album. Even some of the upbeat tunes, usually The Little Ones' strength, are sometimes in danger of veering from endearing into cloying. 60. If The Little Ones' debut had been released in June, it would undoubtedly have been proclaimed the soundgrack of the summer, but the band's relentlessly bright, angst-free sound seems to have even greater appeal the darker and shirter the days become.

The Little Ones' agenda is to make angst-free pop - a song only makes the cut if it first makes the band dance. This debut ticks both boxes. Every song is a sugarcoated mood enhancer, with harmonies and hooks reminiscent of the Shins and Magic Numbers and the clean lines, vivid colours and California sun of a Hockney painting. The fuzz-rock bass of Everybody's Up to Something surprises, and Boracay sounds like Vampire Weekend on vacation in paradise

Tracklist

1 Morning Tide 3:21
2 Ordinary Song 3:37
3 Boracay 3:30
4 All Your Modern Boxes 3:04
5 Tangerine Visions 2:59
6 Gregory's Chant 3:13
7 Everybody's Up To Something 4:41
8 Waltz 3:21
9 Rise And Shine 3:17
10 Like A Spoke On A Wheel 3:59
11 Farm Song 5:46

Companies, etc.

  • Made By – EDC, Germany – 52164304

Credits

  • Recorded By – David Newton, The Little Ones

Notes

Mainland Europe version released in super jewel case.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5033197512426
  • Matrix / Runout: MADE IN GERMANY BY EDC 50331 975 124-2 01 * 52164304

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
HVNLP66CDP The Little Ones Morning Tide ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Heavenly HVNLP66CDP UK & Europe 2008
HVNLP66CD The Little Ones Morning Tide ‎(CD, Album) Heavenly, Shock HVNLP66CD Australia 2008
HVNLP66CD, 50331 975124 2 6 The Little Ones Morning Tide ‎(CD, Album, Jew) Heavenly, Cooperative Music, Cooperative Music, Heavenly HVNLP66CD, 50331 975124 2 6 Europe 2008
none The Little Ones Morning Tide ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Chop Shop Records none Unknown
515779-1 The Little Ones Morning tide ‎(LP) Atlantic 515779-1 US 2008