专辑名称： The Picture Show
专辑类型： Britpop/Indie Rock
Kieran Scragg : Guitar, Vocals
Helen Hawthron: Violin
Neil Reed : Piano, Keyboards, String Arrangements, Organ (Hammond), Glockenspiel, Arranger, Strings
Joel Scragg : Bass
Ella Lewis : Percussion, Drums
非常好听的一张专辑，在听过这张专辑之后, 如果我不告诉你,你百分之百会认为主唱是个女孩,而Kieran Scragg 这个名字也丝毫不会引起任何人的怀疑,这也难怪,当时买盘的时候,店主的介绍上赫然写着“可与***媲美的女声英伦专辑”，而我的耳朵就一直被Kieran Scragg 美妙、松弛的唱腔欺骗着，直到今天发布资源在网上查到相关的英文介绍，才知道主唱原来是个BOY。然而非常可惜的是，这支英伦乐队在2003年发行了这张专辑之后，便在2004年解散了，而主唱兼吉他手Kieran Scragg 又加入了另一支名为IKO的英国乐队，唯一不变的是Kieran Scragg一贯松弛、慵懒 的唱腔。而The Picture Show无论从旋律还是歌词上来讲都是一张非常值得你用心去聆听的专籍。（注：此资源为原盘压制，以上原创，转载请注明VeryCD）
The Buffseeds, a U.K. indie-rock band, are only just entering the music scene. But their full-length debut "Picture Show" is a very pretty album. Kieran Scragg's falsetto can be a bit distracting, but what comes after is a light, pensive little mix of rock and ballads.
A rhythm comes into the album from the very start: It opens with the sparkling, airy pop of "Sparkle Me." It's laid-back, but soars every now and then, on the back of a beautiful keyboard melody. On the other hand, "Casino" is gloom-rock, still soaring and exquisitely multilayered, given a few extra shoves with the echoing bass.
After that, the Buffseeds alternate between midtempo rock songs and ethereal pop ditties, both written to bittersweet lyrics about love, loss and loneliness. The latter sound a bit like Turin Brakes mixed with a bit of Mandalay. At times it sounds like Scragg is torn between wanting to be Thom Yorke and Billy Corgan -- the music is more like Radiohead, but when the music swells he lets rip like Corgan when he's really into the music.
That vague confusion is the only thing that keeps the Buffseeds' debut from being really outstanding. It needs a bit more musical complexity and passion -- THEN it will be really good. As it is, the midtempo rockers don't quite measure up to the airy, swirling Hammond ballads. They're pretty good and bittersweetly beautiful, but they're not quite there yet.
Kieran Scragg sounds completely androgynous here -- he may be the first singer I have heard with gender-bending vocals. Sometimes he sounds like a fey man, sometimes like a woman. It suits the shoegazer pop better than it does the rock songs, where he sounds like the music is going too fast for him to follow.
When the Buffseeds solidify their sound, then they will probably be an excellent band. Their debut is a pretty, airy pop collection, and if the wrinkles were ironed out it would be outright beautiful.
01. Sparkle Me
04. A Guide to Happiness
05. The Day She Fell to Earth
06. Who Stole the Weekend
10. Buy Her Flowers
11. Ocean Blue