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Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream

Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream will serve as a blog for me to share my thoughts and musings, with a special emphasis on music. The music that will appear in this blog is for evaluation/sampling purposes only, and is designed to promote up and coming bands. Remember, if you like the artist(s), buy the CD! If you are the owner of a sound file and would like it removed, please contact us and we will kindly take it down.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

It's Root Root Root for The Go! Team

Grab a jump-rope, some colorful tenniboppers and your outdated boombox (the one that only has room for a cassette, please) and don't forget your copy of The Go! Team's Proof Of Youth--there's a party going down. The lo-fi sampling junkies from the UK bring more of their feel-good funkiness and energy to a slew an album that is indeed...youthful.

It seems that in an attempt to be unassuming in their approach to making music, The Go! Team has created another album that has a certain enjoyable flashiness and gaudiness to it that contributes to a feeling that might best be described as pure joy. This is cross-generational goodness jammed into a cut-and-paste package ready made to delight. The lead faux-rap single "Grip Like a Vice" has a certain urgency to it that makes it fresh, while tracks like "Doing it Right" illustrate the band's knack for catchy rhythms and schoolyard chants. Anthems galore appear on this album as well ("Keys to the City" , "Titanic Vandalism", among others) that make Proof of Youth more than a juvenile effort. Even more impressive may be the fact that The Go! Team crafted a marvelous sophomore effort in the face of their ever popular debut Thunder, Lightning, Strike. Indeed, lightning does strike twice.

Get yo'self a copy of Proof of Youth!
Listen to "Doing it Right" (4.8/5)
Listen to "Keys to the City" (4.74/5)

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