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Across The Wire 4:06
For A Lifetime 2:57
Ten Shades 3:55
One Night On Tulane 4:15
The Last Blast 4:04
Output 4:29
Final Flight 4:24
Alright Today 4:15
Leaning In 4:41
Sad Song 4:00


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MI038CD Blue States The Soundings ‎(CD, Album) Memphis Industries MI038CD UK 2004
none Blue States The Soundings Non Vox Versions ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Memphis Industries none UK 2004
CTX231CD Blue States The Soundings ‎(CD, Album) Cortex CTX231CD Australia 2004
MI038CDPROMO Blue States The Soundings ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Memphis Industries MI038CDPROMO UK 2004
MI038LP Blue States The Soundings ‎(LP, Album) Memphis Industries MI038LP UK 2004

Blue States - The Soundings album mp3
Performer: Blue States
Genre: Electronic / Rock
Title: The Soundings
Country: UK
Released: 2004
Style: Downtempo, Indie Rock
MP3 version ZIP size: 1662 mb
FLAC version RAR size: 1423 mb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 241
Other Formats: FLAC AU MP2 MP3 VQF ASF APE

Is this the same band that gave us Your Girl? If I was a lonely teenager on a dance floor holding the end of my sleeves and staring at my feet whilst I swayed from side to side I might appreciate the direction they've moved in here, but I'm not and I don't. I guess the quality of what they are doing is fine, on the first listen I don't mind 10 Shades and Output but I'll struggle to ever listen to the full album again.
Try as they might, Blue States has never quite recaptured the sublimity of their first album, NOTHING CHANGES UNDER THE SUN. Their third album, THE SOUNDINGS, takes a new approach: an emo/electronic combination -- like a more mellow verion of M83. And though it sounds great on "Across the Wire," it sounds too earnest on "For a Lifetime." The instrumental "One Night on Tulane" has an intriguing electronic feedback to accompany the lovely melody (with some horns to remid us of what made their first album so great), which leads into the folksy vocals "The Last Blast." "Output," another instrumental, is as equally haunting. Interestingly enough, the bits of vocals on "Alright Today" lend more sonic density than full lyrics elsewhere. But it still doesn't have the emotion of the wordless "Leaning In." So even while the album strives for a new paradigm of beauty, it seems that perhaps the older ways were the best.