Pete's Pick: Arkells / Jackson Square

25-Nov-2008 10:00 pm

Contributed by: pete

Arkells / Jackson Square

12 Track CD
© 2008 Dine Alone Music Inc.

If you've been reading my blog recently, this Pete's Pick probably goes without saying, but I still felt like I should say it: The Arkells are a great live act, and this debut full-length album backs it up. The album is [presumably] named after the Jackson Square mall in their hometown of Hamilton, which acts as a bit of a cultural hub, and has a connection to Copps Coliseum (often used as a concert venue). The tracks on the CD include re-recorded versions all five songs from their Deadlines EP, as well as seven more new tracks to fill it out. The newer and older material blend perfectly into an album that should be listened to in its entirety. My current favourites are The Choir and John Lennon, along side of all my other favourites Tragic Flaw, Oh The Boss Is Coming!, No Champagne Socialist, and Ballad Of Hugo Chavez. And Abigail. And Blueprint. You get the idea.

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Media: Oh The Boss Is Coming! (video)

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