Balboa Island

Album Review of Balboa Island by The Pretty Things.

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Balboa Island

The Pretty Things

Balboa Island by The Pretty Things

Release Date: Aug 7, 2007
Record label: Zoho Music
Genre(s): Rock

79 Music Critic Score
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Balboa Island - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

Entertainment Weekly - 79
Based on rating B+
79

These grizzled British Invasion-era vets may no longer be pretty, but there’s a weird beauty in the matter-of-fact way The Pretty Things rip through Balboa Island‘s 13 blues, jazz, and R&B-inflected tunes. True, the dearth of to-die-for hooks assures that erstwhile rivals the Rolling Stones still don’t have much to worry about. But the overall feel of the set, from the Who-like bashfest ”Buried Alive” to the gritty cover of Bob Dylan’s ”Ballad of Hollis Brown,” is undeniably galvanizing in all the right ways.DOWNLOAD THIS: Buried Alive .

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