Guano Apes - Bel Air (Gold Edition cd + bonus dvd) (2011)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | MPEG-2 Video, PAL 16:9 (720:576), 25fps, 3780kbps | DD 2.0, 224kbps | 78 min | 2350Mb
1CD | Flac + Cue + Log | 390Mb
rock, alternative | Sony/Columbia 88697974062 | HQ covers
It's been eight years since their last album, and the glamorous Sandra Nasic on the cover looks nothing like her younger, baggy-pants-sporting self (though, as many observers noted, she does look a lot like a lot like Sarah Jessica Parker). The title is also glamorous, but is the music? Well, kind of. At least it doesn't have the raw energy of "Lords of the Boards," though there was always more to Guano Apes than just aggro-rock; they'd fully embraced their more melodic and catchy side by 2011. The songs are still plenty powerful, but instead of start-stop rhythms, the guitar riffs are now accompanied by steady bass drones traceable to Placebo, and vaguely dancey beats that call to mind the Killers.