Echobelly - Everyone's Got One (Expanded and Remastered) (1994/2014)
Indie Rock, Britpop, Alternative | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:40:41 | 230 MB
Label: 3 Loop Music | Release Year: 2014
The album is Everyone's Got One or EGO for short, thus the pun and point of the title. Given that Echobelly's work clearly echoes one of the great English self-obsessives, Morrissey, it's an appropriate enough tag for the quintet's full debut. Madan perhaps gained a little too much U.K. press attention based over the surprising fact that she was non-Caucasian and non-male as opposed to her own qualities straight up – a pity, because they're considerable. While her singing voice comes across a touch weak here and there compared to the crunch of her band, lessening the overall impact as a result, she hits the spot more than once to make an impact. That she does indeed have something of Morrissey's vocal swoops and tics, and that guitarist Glenn Johansson knows his Johnny Marr and more, means Echobelly aren't a truly distinct and great group, but certainly have the foundations for a good one, as shown throughout.