Blueboy

Unisex

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Blueboy may very well be the most effete and gentle band in the history of indie-pop. Rather than hacking out shambling pop like some of their labelmates on Sarah Records, they deal in jazzy acoustic guitars, melodramatic strings, tinkling pianos, and some of the most affectedly sweet vocals to be found anywhere -- the closest available comparison would be the baroque pop of Shelleyan Orphan. It would be easy to dismiss Unisex as effeminate English easy-listening, but surprisingly, the album is incredibly well-written, and a pleasant listen throughout. After a while, their style doesn't seem as bland and conventional as it does at first -- they've taken "pop" to such an extreme that they sound completely unlike any other band.

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