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Marcy Playground - Marcy Playground

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Genre: Indie Rock & Punk - Grunge / Artist: Marcy Playground / Audio CD released 1998-04-27 at EMI

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      22.10.2008 17:48
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      A lost, underrated indie pop gem from the late 90s

      Wow... I picked this up the other day on the recommendation of a friend who thought it'd be 'my kind of thing'. Well, it turned out that it was. It also turned out that after listening to it almost every day for two weeks, I think that it could be one of the most underrated albums of the 1990s!

      Marcy Playground have a very unique sound. It's mellow and even cheery sounding at points, but also somewhat unsettling and dark.

      The lyrics are intriguing, and are steeped in a certain whimsical childhood innocence, with simple lines reminiscent of nursery rhymes. Like the music, they are similarly dark at points, with a certain black humour pervading throughout... as an indication of what I mean, 'Sherry Fraser' makes reference to Alice in Wonderland.

      The stand out song in my opinion is the lead single from the album, the country-style 'Sex and Candy' with its chorus of 'I smell sex and candy here'. This line in itself is a summary of the themes in this album, that sees reality and darkness juxtaposed with the rosy innocence of youth.

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      Disc #1 Tracklisting
      1 Poppies
      2 Sex And Candy
      3 Ancient Wall Of Flowers
      4 Saint Joe On The School Bus
      5 Clock Of Elvenkind
      6 Sherry Fraser
      7 Gone Crazy
      8 Opium
      9 One More Suicide
      10 Dog And His Master
      11 Shaodow Of Seattle
      12 Vampires Of New York