Review in Music
Emissions Feb 2003
Celophane Flower – Too Good To Be Famous
The Celophane Flower is a band from Sweden. Before you start off on “Oh,
another hard rock band from Sweden. Enough already.”
me caution you in saying that The Celophane Flower is not like the rest
of the Swedish bands invading North America. In fact, I don’t even
think that that is what this band wants. They have been around for a number
of years now putting out their understated pop music in Sweden and it seems
like they are fairly big there too.
music is a bit of hodge-podge of styles but for the most part they remind
me of the Tindersticks. They have a bit of a roots feel to them but are
really big on injecting pop harmonies throughout the album.
seem to switch up vocalists quite often which adds quite a variety of styles
to the album. “Betrayal” is like a bedtime confessional where
someone is declaring what they have had done wrong to them. “Billy
Jim Bob’s Blues” is an attempt at No Depression style music.
“Loved Alone” is a spooky song with haunting vocals.
Good To Be Famous may just be too diverse to be big over here. It showcases
some very fine musicianship though.
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