The Pines

Album Review of The Pines by Phantom Limb.

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The Pines

Phantom Limb

The Pines by Phantom Limb

Release Date: Feb 13, 2012
Record label: Naim Edge
Genre(s): Country, Pop/Rock

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The Guardian - 60
Based on rating 3/5

Here's an oddity: a country-soul record, fronted by the belting voice of Yolanda Quartey, dripping with lyrical references to hard-scrabble lives in the backwoods, that comes not from the Deep South but the far west – and that's not California, but Bristol. The brief flowering of the UK alt. country movement a few years back proved there was nothing hokey about British bands adopting American forms, but the best of those bands were adapting as well as adopting, whereas Phantom Limb don't sound as if they have brought much of Bristol to the stew.

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