THE SKINNY – Various

Fashion trends and fads have become so much more prevalent in the year 2008, to the extent that identification with certain trends is now becoming the titles of compilation albums(!). You never got collections like The Bubble Skirt or Legwarmer, did you? Maybe as a retro comp, but certainly not at the time it was considered essential fashion.
This 20-track collection includes (mostly) new generation alternatively slanted indie rock bands like Paramore, Panic At The Disco, Muse, Primal Scream, Hard-Fi, The Subways, Phantom Planet, Cobra Starship, Young Knives, Mystery Jets, Melee, MGMT, Foals, Hadouken, Biffy Clyro, The enemy, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, and the very similarly named Death Cab For Cutie, The Cab, and Cute Is What We Aim For. If there are some bands you haven’t heard of before, more reason to check it out and get turned onto some new sounds you might just like.
Ironically a member of Cape Town band The Dirty Skirts models the skinny jeans on the cover, but his band isn’t included!

4 / B
- Paul Blom

1 2 3 4 5 6
- B
- C

6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temp.
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A:Multiple Listening Potential
B:Deserves Another Spin
C:Once Should Suffice

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