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album review: Jigsaw Seen – Banana Foster [2010]

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09/29/2010

Album Review, Music

Jigsaw Seen – Banana Foster: I might be the wrong person to review this, but it was in my inbox this weekend, so here goes. Banana Foster is Jigsaw Seen’s latest album of light psychedelia with a dab of pop influence. And it’s dull as all hell. I will warn you, I am not a fan of bands like The Posies, Teenage Fanclub, Material Issue, Velvet Crush or any other power pop / self proclaimed garage rock band from the late 80s. To me, all the songs sound identical and then flutter into some kind of 60s psychedelic instrumental you’d hear in a head-shop on some suburban main street.It’s painfully clear that Banana Foster sounds like it’s been done before and a million times better. The standout track however has to be the marching and medieval Cave Canem, with its haunting trumpets and story driven harmonies. However, it’s back to boredom-town all the way home.

D+

You can purchase Banana Foster here on October 19th.

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[mp3] Jigsaw Seen – Cave Canem from Banana Foster (2010)