Album Review: Tin Can Head by The Looking

Album Name: Tin Can Head
Artist: The Looking
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Todd Carter who fronts this group has an intriguing, androgynous voice and some fascinating songs. He’s studied opera, which might explain his unique approach to alternative rock.

“Revolt, I Do” is reminiscent of Morrissey in its sweet swagger.

”Lele” is a fascinating chamber pop song.

“Spinoza” describes its protagonist’s fascination with the philosopher. Carter sings beautifully whilst a lovely violin part by Ernesto Villa-Lobos adds tension.

The catchy, irresistible “The Silver” is a duet with Camomile Hixon. The two voices thrive together. It’s one of the album’s strongest tracks. But they are all good.

This is the birth of a new star.

Posted on January 18, 2006

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Lily Mansions
2. Revolt, I Do
3. I am your Labyrinth
4. Lele
5. Come Heal my Mind
6. The Colors of Fall
7. Spinoza
8. The Silver
9. Tin Can Head
10. I Love from the Moon
11. Breathing Ether Dreams

[The Looking Official Site]


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