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Back to Top 50 AlbumsMono:
Formica Blues
(1997)


Album Cover


Track List:

  1. Life In Mono
  2. Silicone
  3. Slimcea Girl
  4. The Outsider
  5. Disney Town
  6. The Blind Man
  7. High Life
  8. Playboys
  9. Penguin Freud
  10. Hello Cleveland
  11. Life In Mono (Alice Band Mix) - Bonus Track on US Version

Album Information:

Genre: Very arty pop music.
Produced By:
Martin Virgo & Jim Abbiss.
Record Label:
Mercury.

Why This Album Is So Great:

This is not just pop. This is the sound of pop and art reunited. Built on a formula of simple melodies, atmosperic keyboards and discrete drum beats, Mono have managed to put together an album full of great pop to drift away to. There isn't much dance music here, but this was never the goal anyway. This is an album for late nights with wine and the lights turned down low. In addition to this a good portion of melancholy will create the perfect mood for listening to the album. The small hit of the album was "Life In Mono" but listen to a song like "Hello Cleveland" and understand what I mean by the whole art thing. This is the closest pop music gets to being eligible for a place in the finest art galleries.

Overall Rating (on a scale from 1 to 10): 8

If You Like This Artist, Check Out:

Everything But The Girl, Ivy, Saint Etienne, Sneaker Pimps, Transister.

Links To Artist:
About Mono
All-Music Guide (loads of information)


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