Saturday, June 24, 2006
Music Review -- Tales From Turnpike House by Saint Etienne
I grabbed this because I’m a sucker for good packaging and graphic design and so far Tales From Turnpike House and People in Planes’ As Far as the Eye Can See are the coolest looking CDs I’ve seen this year. Saint Etienne has created a concept album, in which all of its songs take place in a housing project. This, for the most part, is dance-pop heavy on the synthesizers. While most of the songs are light dance-pop, further into the album they branch out into some more guitar heavy pop-rock and dance club type songs. This is not great, though the vocals and programming are quite good. This is a good play in the background kind of CD.
2.25 out of 4.00 on the Vin Swanson Scale.