Monday, May 04, 2009

Cracker - Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey

Turn On Tune In Drop Out
The album comes out on May 5th

I’ve been a fan of Cracker since the very start. It’s amazing to me that it’s been almost 20 years. Well, they’ve had their ups and downs: huge success in the early 90s, dropped by their record company later, and having to watch that record company come out with a greatest hits package without them. So what did they do? They re-recorded their own songs for their own greatest hits package. And since then they’ve come out with two of their strongest albums since the very first two: Greenland, and the new one, Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey.

I’ll write more about it after I’ve had it a bit longer, but it’s Cracker doing what Cracker does (fifty percent ironic / fifty percent sarcastic / fifty percent sincere). In other words, if you ever liked Cracker, you’ll like this album. They’re in a very uptempo mood this time around. Loud and fast. “Turn On” is as mellow as it gets. “Yalla Yalla” is more typical of the sound of the album.

And if you like the opening two videos for “Turn On” and “Yalla Yalla,” you’ll like the album. So what are you waiting for?

Yalla Yalla


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