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The Beta Band – The Beta Band

27 05 2010

Listened: Wednesday May 26

I haven’t listened to The Beta Band’s self-titled album in years. As I sat down to write this entry, I remembered that you could tell the total Brit-nerds in America by how they pronounced the band’s name. It should be pronounced the way British people say Beta. Beeeeeeta. The Americans who said it this way were the people who knew their stuff.

This album is a strange amalgam of songs – rapping, very Pink-Floydian soundscapes, and something Wikipedia calls “folktronica”, which is “a blend of folk, electronic, rock, trip hop, and experimental jamming.”

I liked being reminded of the songs, but I doubt I will listen to it much. It seems dated to me.

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13 08 2010
The Beta Band – Hot Shots II « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] hit their stride with this album. Upon review for the project, I enjoyed it a ton more than their self-titled album. I didn’t feel it was as dated, for […]

15 09 2011
The Beta Band – The Three E.P.’s « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] from the Beta Band. The beats and horns are the most prominent on The Three E.P.’s than on The Beta Band or Hot Shots II. I felt more like dancing around the room than with those […]

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