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Oranger | The Quiet Vibration Land (Poptones)
Well, there is no argument here. San Francisco four piece Oranger know how to rock 'n' pop. The melodies, those harmonies... I always worry that pin-pointing musical references will only detract from the enjoyment of a record. But, for arguments sake, let's say that Oranger have pooled from the richest of the riches of the past: The innovation of the Beach Boys, the prolific song-writing of Beatles, and even the sunshine pop of the Partridge Family. At the end of the day you've got to get something emotional out of a piece of music to make the listening worthwhile. Oranger make me happy. They make me think of summer. They fill me with memories of happy times - and in some cases of times I never actually experienced.
Tracy Lee Jackson
CWAS #7 - Spring 2001