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Beautiful Life


Download links and information about Beautiful Life by Shy Nobleman. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 47:15 minutes.

Artist: Shy Nobleman
Release date: 2005
Genre: Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 13
Duration: 47:15
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No. Title Length
1. Girlfriend 2:52
2. 2 Could Be Better Than 1 3:30
3. Come Join the Team 2:22
4. Beautiful Life 4:25
5. Baby In the Rain 3:01
6. One of a Kind 3:22
7. Picture On the Wall 3:27
8. Wonderful 4:19
9. Words 3:13
10. Copenhagen 5:17
11. Paperboys 3:09
12. Animals 2:14
13. The Yellow Sun (Beitar Song) 6:04



Shy Nobleman's second album continues to establish him as an able updater of sounds associated with British rock of the 1960s and early '70s, though other influences from the mod, psychedelic, and power pop styles are well in evidence. It's a more straightforward rock- and guitar-oriented effort than his debut album, which made use of more varied instrumentation and influences. It could be that his heaviest debts on Beautiful Life are to the poppier sides of the Who and the Kinks, though Nobleman is rather more incessantly upbeat than Pete Townshend and Ray Davies were, if possessed of a whimsical humor. The tone's set to some degree by "Girlfriend," which on its surface is a fairly typical retro-power pop tune, except for sardonic lyrics noting in passing that it's taken him until the age of 29 to fall in love for the first time, how he hated all the girls in his high school, how he once thought he was gay, and so on. But some other songs can be taken at face value as pretty straightforward happy exclamations, though "Pictures on the Wall" and "Wonderful" go into more melancholy (and certainly Syd Barrett-esque) orchestrated territory, while the quirky melodramatic vocal and arrangement of "Copenhagen" betray a hint of Scott Walker.