Favorite Songs of the 2000's:
Guillemots - 'Trains To Brazil' (2006)

Guillemots are a relatively unknown band in the States, but have garnered quite a bit of attention in the UK. With members from England, Brazil, Canada and Scotland, the eclectic-ness of it's members come through in the music the band makes. Although I didn't dig their last album too much, the bands full-length debut Through The Windowpane, is full of really brilliant songs. Songs like 'Annie, Let's Not Wait' and 'Made Up Lovesong #43' are well-crafted, catchy and smart pop tunes, while tracks like 'If The World Ends' and 'Blue Would Still Be Blue' are fantastic and heartbreaking love songs.

The best track on the album, is the pop gem 'Trains To Brazil'. It starts out with a great drum beat and once the piano and horns flesh the sound out it gives singer Fyfe Dangerfield a chance to really shine. He's got a fantastic pop voice and should be noted that he's also a classically trained pianist. It's a shame that Guillemots' debut album didn't catch on much here in the US, because this is really the stuff that would be on the radio here if given the exposure.

Here's the video for 'Trains To Brazil':


1 comment:

Bang Potential said...

Yes, this is an amazing song. It's easily a fav of the decade for me as well, great lyrics.