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Monday, April 27, 2009

Album Of The Week-Positiva-"Centaur's Ride" (2007)

I was on StonerRock.com gathering up some recent news stories and came across this band. I have never heard of them and figured I'd give them a listen. I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. Therefore, I am making "Centaur's Ride" by Spain's very own Positiva the Album Of The Week. Enjoy!


"While you can peg the four-piece with “radio friendly,” Centaur's Ride isn't an empty, saccharine bit of ear candy. True, the nine songs are almost all uplifting in tempo, even when the band attempts more somber directions. Sprawling, psychedelic tracks bring to mind the hippie grandiosity of Hypnos 69. The more mannered and controlled delivery of “Rock n Roll Troopers” and the title track bring to mind fellow Spaniards in the late, lamented Fooz and 404 Not Found. The second singer pops up more frequently on the second half of Centaur's Ride and his delivery is a little more forceful and less polite sounding. For a rock album, that's just the sort of singing you need. Centaur's Ride shows that there are bands out there that can write songs within the genre that can be accessible and still kick out the jams. If you like a bit of A Perfect Circle alongside your Kyuss, these guys are for you."
(Arzgarth, StonerRock.com)

Track Listing:

01. Rock 'N' Roll Troopers
02. Centaur's Ride
03. Never Turn Your Back on a Friend
04. Hi-Lo Charge
05. Sea of Mud
06. Feel the Evolution
07. Zopilote
08. Mushroom Grave


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