Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Colourfield: Virgins and Philistines (1985)

The Colourfield's Virgins and Philistines is a work of genius. Much of the album consists of understated pieces, but it opens with a great cover of Can't Get Enough of You Baby and the fabulous and upbeat Pushing up the Daisies. Sadly, there are few Colourfield videos. Sometimes, Allmusic gets it right, as it does with this album: "The passing of years has only strengthened the LP's timeless album that will never be dated because it cannot be attached to a specific era...Although the album looks to the past for inspiration, it's never retro; the music is frozen in suspended animation, always fresh whenever it's heard" [source]

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