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Album Review
A Colorful Life

A Colorful Life
by Cajun Dance Party


Review Date
17th May 2008
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Ok, so they sound like the Kooks. Is that a bad thing? It’s more their approach to fun, fast, young pop, everything which these guys are.

Cajun Dance Party are five lads from London, still in school, and thrust into the limelight over the last year playing at Glastonbury, Leeds, Reading and having the privilege of Suede front man Bernard Butler, producing this debut release.

It’s instantly quite a good listen, packed with sharp numbers and you’d mistake this for a bands 3rd accomplished album with violin accompaniments, and overly rich production.

I can’t help thinking to myself if a band like this came from the States, or Australia or NZ we'd all probably hate the crap out of it, but the British seem to get away with bed-wetter pop so much easier.

That said it is a charmer, and their attention to pop hooks is smart and very effective. I’d recommend Amylase as a good starting song to sum this group up: great British pop.

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