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Girls Love Rallie
Les Chansons Terribles
"Les Chansons Terribles" is the solo debut of
Girls Love Rallie, but he's far from a spring chicken when
it comes to putting together music. Having played for many
years as part of the band My Friend George he has continuously
worked on perfecting his own brand of catchy pop tunes.
Singing with a voice that's instantly recognizable as him.
On this cd you get acoustic songs, rocking anthems with
a full band as well as a few quirky electro-pop tunes. All
of the kind that get stuck in your ear. An unpretentious
and entertaining collection of songs rooted in classic songwriting.
Along for the fun were members of Figurines, 1234 and Charlie
Total time 30:31
Released in June, 2008
Price 50 dkk / 7 euro
01. Pictures of Odd
02. Forever Coming Up
03. Forgive The Flies (download
04. Onions & Ice-cream
05. Good Cop, Bad Poetry
06. The Squirrel & The Pine-cone
07. Ants On A Log
08. The Kandy Eel (download
09. A Nice Day For Weather
10. Open Roads
11. Being Green
Recorded November 2005 to May 2008 by Christian
Hjelm, Niels Mark Jensen, Rune
Hedeman & Kasper
Mastered by Rune
Hedeman & Kasper
Cover art by Michael
All tracks written (except 7 by P.
Pearlman and 11 by J. Raposo) and performed by Girls
Love Rallie with these additional musicians: Rasmus
Hjelm, Niels Mark Jensen, Mikkel
Malmberg and Kasper
Press info sheet
"Catchy alternative poprock-songs, often built up around
a basis of fierce acoustic guitar chords, bass and drums with
little, slanted melodies done with electric guitar or synthesizer.
Particularly the catchy album opener 'Pictures Of Odd', the
happy and energetic 'Forever Coming Up' and the more dreamy
'Good Cop, Bad Poetry' are successful. And as the title of
the latter reveals the album has things to offer lyrically.(...)
An album that is both charming and full of promise."
- Cd review by Gaffa,
Denmark's biggest music magazine.
"A healthy partiality for classic American lo-fi.
(...) Personally I'm delighted that "Les Chansons Terribles"
is a great album. Even though you can hear inspiration from
amongst others R.E.M., Sebadoh and Guided By Voices, there
is no question about the talent, because the album is a string
of pearls of great songs. It's that simple! (...) Favourite
songs? "Pictures of Odd", "Good Cop, Bad Poetry",
"Open Roads" - tomorrow probably other songs. Take
your pick. Every time the chords are put together it's done
with weight and the lyrics are great a mash-up of American-influenced
and personale moods and references. (...) It's done with style
- Cd review by Danish independent music magazine Geiger.
"Girls Love Rallie probably doesn't have the ambition
to revolutionize the history of music, but is satisfied
with interpreting good traditional songs in the verse-refrain-bridge
way in a relaxed atmosphere, while avoiding not going
too quickly. And it works! Precisely because the songs
are good. And that is not the kind of gift which one refuses."
- French audioblog and radioshow Rockomondo
are great on this one. Really strong pop songs I reckon.
Go on... 'ave a bit will you."
|Norman Records rating: 'Happy'
"It's admirable that someone takes on the Swedes in the pop game. (...) An album that fits the summer heat perfectly. (...) The tracks are surrounded by a warm and spontaneous mood, as if they are pulled out of the sleeve then and there in the moment that the record starts to spin. It's here you can feel that Rallie is in his element and is comfortable. (...) Rallie deserves big credit for his versatility. (...) The album never gets boring."
- Cd review by Undertoner, Danish music webzine
"A whole album of well-written songs.t helt album ud med velskrevne sange. (...) The songs might not have the biggest hit potential, but the album works incredibly well as a whole. Which far from always is a given. Girls Love Rallie manages to do it and delivers an outstanding, versatile album, which is a pleasure to listen to."
- Cd review by Soundvenue, Danish music magazine, and recommended as "SOUNDVENUE SELECTED".