12 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A reggae-influenced alternative rock band from Kingston, Ontario, Bedouin Soundclash are so much more. The deep bass lines, the thick keyboard textures and the nicely harmonized vocals make for a sound that is indebted to no real genre. “Fools Tattoo,” “The Quick & the Dead” and “Get It the Way You Want” use reggae rhythms, as do many other tracks, but it is only one piece of the puzzle. “Mountain Top” plays with a compact punch that’s reminiscent of early Jam or Squeeze. “Brutal Hearts” is a modern-day soul tune brought to a climax with a duet from French Canadian singer Coeur de Pirate. “Elongo” recalls the ‘80s and its lush reverbs and deep layers of sound from the more experimental ends of the Police and others. “No One Moves No One Gets Hurt” is a gentle ballad that veers towards the light feel of Irish singer Perry Blake. “Rolling Stone” throws in a strong, vibrant groove that’s incredibly confident. “Follow the Sun” is deliciously atmospheric. Bedouin Soundclash’s Light the Horizon is one of 2010’s best.

EDITORS’ NOTES

A reggae-influenced alternative rock band from Kingston, Ontario, Bedouin Soundclash are so much more. The deep bass lines, the thick keyboard textures and the nicely harmonized vocals make for a sound that is indebted to no real genre. “Fools Tattoo,” “The Quick & the Dead” and “Get It the Way You Want” use reggae rhythms, as do many other tracks, but it is only one piece of the puzzle. “Mountain Top” plays with a compact punch that’s reminiscent of early Jam or Squeeze. “Brutal Hearts” is a modern-day soul tune brought to a climax with a duet from French Canadian singer Coeur de Pirate. “Elongo” recalls the ‘80s and its lush reverbs and deep layers of sound from the more experimental ends of the Police and others. “No One Moves No One Gets Hurt” is a gentle ballad that veers towards the light feel of Irish singer Perry Blake. “Rolling Stone” throws in a strong, vibrant groove that’s incredibly confident. “Follow the Sun” is deliciously atmospheric. Bedouin Soundclash’s Light the Horizon is one of 2010’s best.

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