A Quiet Riot
"A Quiet Riot, laidback but coming from a different angle. Guitar music has always had its mellower side, perfect for that 3am post party come down on a Saturday night or a lazy Sunday morning, newspapers spread all over the floor. This is what A Quiet Riot captures. A perfect Valentine's gift -- A Quiet Riot contains 34 cool and thoughtful tracks to drift away to. Leaving from the opening strings of Badly Drawn Boy's 'The Shining', the album winds its way thru a journey of over 2 1/2 hours, finally arriving at the Icelandic soundscapes of Sigur Ros. The album meanders through various dreamy stations, passing on its way: The songwriting and tunesmith brilliance of Turin Brakes, Kings of Convenience and Alfie. The best of contemporary Americana as captured by Lambchop, Wheat and Mojave 3. Great singer songwriters such as Tom McRae and David Kitt (both snapping at David Gray's heals) as well the timeless Nick Drake. The 60's and lounge influenced eclectic sounds of Baxter Dury, The Bees, Lemon Jelly and J-Walk. Cinematic sweeps from Moby, Goldfrapp and Sigur Ros." Additional artists include: Oasis, Delgados, Mull Historical Society, Embrace, Cousteau, I am Kloot, Tom McRae, Reindeer Section, Low, Zephyrs, The Last Post, Everything But The Girl, Pernice Brothers, David Kitt, Lemonheads, Simian, Beta Band, Arab Strap, Blue States, Moby.