22-Pistepirkko

Rumble City, La-La Land

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It is hard to categorize such an impressive band as 22-Pistepirkko. Basically, the music is blues, but words like rock, pop, electronica, synth pop, and experimental pop into mind while listening to Rumble City, LaLa Land. It's the album that made 22-Pistepirkko internationally known, and raised their musical variety to new levels. It's obvious that 22-Pistepirkko have used the same instruments on every track, but the result sounds different each time. Even minimalistic parts sound very impressive compared to the poppy choruses of "(Just A) Little Bit More" and "At the Everybody's." The whole, as a result, reminds one of the Velvet Underground or Talking Heads in a '90s format.

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