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Go to the Beangrowers website  Beangrowers - Beangrowers [Our Choice - 2001]

This is already the second Beangrowers album after their debut "48K" but strangely enough the album is simply titled "Beangrowers" this time.

The Beangrowers are a three-piece band from Malta and they play some weird pop/electro/rock/punk mix. You can perhaps imagine it as a mixture between P.J. Harvey and the Cardigans.

While the debut album had more rock elements, the new one is way more electronic. This isn't actually a bad thing and although the new album is a bit different, it is still typical Beangrowers.

The band got my attention back in 1999 where vocalist Alison Galea was singing guest vocals on the Philip Boa album "My Private War". I liked her voice and so I bought the Beangrowers debut album which wasn't leaving my car's CD player for several weeks.

This new album is a bit more difficult to like at first since the songs feature some more weird electronic experiments and aren't as catchy as the old songs. But after a while the Beangrowers got me again and I loved this album too.

The lyrics are quite unusual again as you can already guess from song titles like "Teen Titans", "Nude in reclining pose", "Last chance Butcher" or "The Devil's Drum-Box".Some songs are quite funny, some songs have a more melancholic touch to them. This is true for the lyrics and the music too.

My favorite song on this album is probably "Ranchero" as it features quite weird guitars and a very exiting refrain. It's also one of the more rock-oriented songs.
The other songs are also great though, I just don't like "Love out there" very much because it's a bit boring.

If you're into Independent rock/electro music with cool female vocals you should definitely give this album a chance and don't forget to check out the Beangrowers debut album too!

Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5

Andreas Oelke
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