Everything Is

Album Review of Everything Is by Nine Black Alps.

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Everything Is

Nine Black Alps

Everything Is by Nine Black Alps

Release Date: Feb 28, 2006
Record label: Island
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

60 Music Critic Score
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Everything Is - Average, Based on 1 Critics

The Guardian - 60
Based on rating 3/5
60

Can a band that cancels a tour due to mumps be said to embody the spirit of rock? A surprising number of A&R men thought so, pursuing this Manchester neo-grunge four-piece almost from their first gig. Packed off to Los Angeles to have their debut album produced by Beck associate Rob Schnapf, Nine Black Alps have returned with something that justifies their label's faith, mumps or no. Avoiding the tunelessness trap that has claimed rival Britgrungers such as Lostprophets, nearly every song comes with a chorus, though not at the expense of sales-generating monster chords.

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