Sunday, January 25, 2009

Babylove & The Van Dangos - Lovers Choice

2008 Megalith Records/Mad Butcher Records
Review by Gabe

The unstoppable Babylove & The Van Dangos are back with more heavy ska and rocksteady grooves to make you move, shake, and make the earth quake! No other band has the sound that the boys from Denmark have. Lovers Choice picks up where their last album Run Run Rudie left off and improves on that unique sound they are known for.

Daniel "Babylove" Broman's soulful vocals are infectious, even with no musical accompaniment his tone can probably fill any room.
"A Brand New Beat" is a better, stronger version of the original with a more RnB intro transitioning into a sweet rocksteady rhythm. The soothing chorus is timeless and easy to sing along to for days. The legendary Doreen Schaffer lends her beautiful voice to the song "Number One" where she duets with Borman who compliments her just right.

Another update comes with "Big Baboon" this time featuring Coolie Ranx who spices things up up with his unmistakeable chatting. Their great writing style shows off in the tune "Stormy Weather". A nice feel good song that almost is reminicent of those great Dualers songs that have just the right amount of Rnb and pop influences but are still stand out ska tunes.

Babylove's influences are very apparent in each song on Lovers Choice. They cover a wide range of styles but seem to neatly package it in a way that it never strays to far off from thier unique brand. This new album is solid through and through, a refreshing new sound at the right time. If your ready for some ska, rocksteady, and reggae that is moving forward in the right direction, Lovers Choice is the right choice for you.

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