The Chevelles

Delerium: The Very Best of the Chevelles

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The Chevelles are a power pop quartet out of Perth, Australia, who specialize in summery songs with an attitude, a bit like the Raspberries, with a wink and a leer, and they deserve a wider audience. Led by singer/guitarists Duane Smith and Adrian Allen, both interesting songwriters, they combine big guitars with bright hooks and harmonies galore, and while their lyrics are clever, the songs are still all about finding a girl, in the best power pop tradition. This collection, supposedly a best-of, really isn't, however, since it contains nothing from their best album, Girl God. Highlights here, however, include "Stardust," the Kinks-like "Show Me Your Love," and the title track, "Delerium." Pick up Girl God, and then this collection, and you'll pretty much have this intriguing band covered.

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