The Elms - The Big Surprise Cross Rhythms Radio Airplay Audio Samples Available

The Big Surprise by The Elms

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: Rock, CD, Album, Airplay, Recommended, Top Rated
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Condition: Used - Very Good

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  1. 1. Hey, Hey
  2. 2. Here's My Hand
  3. 3. Who Got The Meaning
  4. 4. The Buzzing Won't Stop!
  5. 5. A Minute To Ourselves
  6. 6. The Big Surprise
  7. 7. Lifeboat
  8. 8. You Get Me Everytime
  9. 9. You're Glowing
  10. 10. Real Men Cry
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Reviewed by Robin Budgell

After a dull recording debut this American team unexpectedly bounce back with a sound that refuses to be pigeon-holed. Bits of The Beatles, Supergrass, the Beach Boys, Blur, The Manics, Radiohead and even Robbie Williams are all recycled to form bright, summery, Britpop melodies. Packed full of radio friendly hooks, from the retro "Hey, Hey" as featured on the Cross Rhythms Experience 15, through the energetic guitar workout of "Who Got The Meaning" to the epic "The Big Surprise". The songs gently hint towards God, at their most powerfu,l through the testimony of lines like, "Never in my life have you let me down," "When I can't swim/You are a lifeboat" and "I could be yours and you'd be mine for all time." Not quite the classic that broke All Star United but chasing hard on its heels.

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 2177
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Sparrow SPD1769
Items: 1
Release Date: 08 Jun 2001
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