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COCOROSIE: Grey Oceans (PIAS Recordings)

themilkman on May 3rd 2010 11:54 pm

CocoRosie: Grey Oceans

Grey Oceans
PIAS 2010
11 Tracks. 47mins11secs

Amazon UK: CD | LP | DLD US: CD | LP | DLD Boomkat: CD | LP | DLD iTunes: DLD

One shouldn’t judge a book, or a record, by its cover, right? CocoRosie’s fourth album will probably be remembered for its truly awful artwork. But, behind the amateurish cover and self-depreciating picture of sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady hides the pair’s best album to date, a treasure trove of wonderful miniature cinematic pop songs cast in juvenile broken folk, tainted with brushes of electronics and opera.

This is nothing new for the two sisters, who have developed their unique style since well before their first album, La Maison De Mon Rêve, released on Touch & Go six years ago, yet Grey Oceans is served by much more delicate and complex melodies, denoting a more mature approach to the pair’s dreamy fairytale songs. Continue Reading »

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