Garden Cities of To-Morrow
Download links and information about Garden Cities of To-Morrow by Lullaby Baxter. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 39:38 minutes.
|Genre:||Rock, Pop, Alternative|
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|1.||What's Wrong With You?||3:35|
|2.||Cardboard Armoured Car||3:22|
|6.||Lord, I Won't Fight You Anymore||2:32|
|8.||Mr. Golden Happiness||2:50|
|9.||Let the Fun Begin||1:24|
|11.||Rattled Little Clam||2:23|
On Garden Cities of To-morrow, Lullaby Baxter jettisons the quirky jazz approach that served her well on her first album in favor of a lush chamber pop sound that suits her sweet vocals and cheerfully daft lyrics perfectly. As produced by Hercules (a duo who released the underrated gem In the Alleyway in 2004), the record is a laid-back, layered masterpiece of shoestring studio wizardry. Every song has impeccably blended instrumentation, subtly dynamic shifts, and exactly the ornamentation the tune calls for whether it be the sad trumpet on "Little Song," the jangling guitars on "Sugar," or the swooning flutes on "Lord, I Won't Fight You Anymore." Elsewhere there are swells of organ, shimmering strings, all manner of junior-high-approved percussion, and rich layers of backing vocals that make these simple and charming melodies come to life. Baxter's breathy vocals (which call to mind Colin Blunstone in makeup and heels) recline upon these pillow-soft creations like a graceful seraph. Although you have no doubt she could belt these songs out like an AmIdol hopeful, she wisely chooses to under-sing everything, sounding lazy, sexy, and so close you could reach out and hug her. Indeed, listening to the record on headphones is an almost unbearably intimate experience. Thanks to songs as memorable and flat-out lovely as "What's Wrong with You," "Cardboard Armoured Car," and "Dumptruck," though, it's an experience you'll want to have repeatedly.