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Flock

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Rocky Took A Lover
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Flame
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Eve, The Apple Of My Eye
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My First Born For A Song
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Bigger Than Me
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Bad Skin Day
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Natalie
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Reacharound
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Just Like Mr. Ben
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He Said, She Said
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Trampoline
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Lamposts
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Chickenlips Remix
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 13   Total Length: 61:55

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I am asking EMusic for the bonus track

ParadiseMissouri

There is a bonus track on this album: a marvelous cover of "I Fought The Law". I will contact EMusic to see if they can make the bonus track available.

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In love; great music

hoarsefeathers

Sweet and intimate. I'm enraptured with this album; head over heels in love. I'd give it more stars if I could.

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LOVE IT!!

morningjog

I first heard this band's song "Eve, the Apple.." on the OC soundtrack. It was one of my favorite songs on the album so when I saw I could get the whole album on emusic I decided to give it a shot. Needless to say, I was thoroughly impressed. Rocky, Flame, My First Born, Bad Skin Day, Natalie are great songs. Definitely worth getting the entire album here.

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A Great Find

mrread25

They are a unique band that charms you with witty lyrics and well thought out melodies. Highly recommended to people who hate run of the mill. Eve, First Born and Mr Ben stand out.

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At least check out Bad Skin Day

bbnowski

Bad Skin Day is an under 6 minute classic indie movie of the mind. This was my favorite song of '08, (I know it came out in '06, but I'm catching up.) Best song ever written about a zit, its a gorgeous pop song. Still hoping their previous CD, Music In Mouth, makes it to EMusic.

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Meh..

Consmonaut

Its alright. A few of the tracks are notable, Rocky took a Lover is pretty good, a few of the B-sides are too. This band is pretty much Damien Rice, less Damien Rice. Don't get me wrong, its not bad, just overproduced melodramatic popular song.

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Good

CBCD

There were several songs on this that I had to listen to several times, right away. Bad Skin Day was one, Just Like Mr. Benn was another, Lamposts a third. Suprising subtleties.

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Different from release back home

jrmg

The original release had the following track order: 1. Reacharound; 2. Flame; 3. Rocky Took A Lover; 4. He Said She Said; 5. Bad Skin Day; 6. Natalie; 7. Bigger Than Me; 8. Just Like Mr Benn; 9. My First Born For A Song; 10. Trampoline; 11. Lamposts. There's no "Eve, the Apple of My Eye" (that's from their album "Music in Mouth"). Also, there are some typos - "Mr. Ben" is correctly "Mr. Benn" (two 'n's), and "BellX1" is "Bell X1" (with the space).

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very nice

juanyovece

a good range on this album, from witty, well crafted alternative-folk to more introspective gorgeous ballads. radiohead maybe, but perhaps a little more coldplay-ish.

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good stuff second motion!

joat25

caught Rocky took a lover on sirius and it got me hooked. snap it up before it's no longer on emusic!

They Say All Music Guide

In its earlier incarnation as Juniper, the band that would become known as Bell X1 (then featuring singer Damien Rice) was universally accepted as Ireland’s brightest musical prospect. Before their 1998 collapse, they were compared favorably with hometown heroes U2 and the Frames, and with the release of their third and most successful album to date, Flock, the same comparisons have begun to be heard again. With Flock, Bell X1 have stepped out of the shadow of their more illustrious former cohort; for the first time, Rice doesn’t have a single writing credit, and the music has taken on more of a unique, identifiable sound from the post-Radiohead rock that typified their first two efforts. Flock opens with a bang, as the energetic pairing of “Reacharound” and single “Flame” clamor for attention with angular art rock riffs and smooth funk rhythms, respectively. That frontman Paul Noonan doubles as the band’s studio drummer adds an interesting dimension to Bell X1′s compositions, as demonstrated on “Bad Skin Day,” where percussion turns the tables and becomes the lead instrument, relegating the soft acoustic guitar sequences to mere accompaniment. Flock’s greatest accomplishment, however, is another of its singles. “Rocky Took a Lover,” which forced its way onto radio long before it was officially considered as a single, and it’s easy to see why: achingly simple in composition, “Rocky” imagines a conversation between a homeless couple: “[She said], ‘You’re such an asshole when you’re drunk’/He said, ‘At least I’m OK in the morning.’” Bell X1 don’t fit comfortably into any of the pigeonholes of modern indie rock: more down to earth than Radiohead; more fun-loving than Coldplay; and too sophisticated to be lumped in with Franz Ferdinand. Bell X1 occupy a niche all of their own, and long may it continue. – Dave Donnelly

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