RELEASE
1995
LABEL
Elektra
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Album Review

California quartet Moonpools & Caterpillars teamed with producer Richard Gottehrer (the Go-Go's) for their 1995 debut. Lead singer Kim Ward Encarnacion vocally resembles the Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan. The songs range from the sweet power pop of "Ren," which has a light, jazz-inflected bridge, to the kinetic drive and drumming of "Colossal Youth," to the tribal beat and chants that underpin the breezy "Sundays." The stand-out tracks, though, are the grinding, yearning gem "Soon," which shifts into chiming guitars and features Encarnacion's most passionate vocals, and the lovely midtempo ballad "Heaven." Moonpools & Caterpillars have offered an album full of winning melodies whose only flaw is a lack of standout hooks.
Tom Demalon, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Hearhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/hear/id373220889?i=373220896&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Renhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/ren/id373220889?i=373220902&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Soonhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/soon/id373220889?i=373220904&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Trampling Rosehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/trampling-rose/id373220889?i=373220907&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Colossal Youthhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/colossal-youth/id373220889?i=373220917&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Summertimehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/summertime/id373220889?i=373220920&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Heavenhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/heaven/id373220889?i=373220922&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Sundayshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/sundays/id373220889?i=373220924&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Traveling Songhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/traveling-song/id373220889?i=373220927&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. The Buickhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-buick/id373220889?i=373220991&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Koo Koo Koohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/koo-koo-koo/id373220889?i=373220992&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Jubileehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/jubilee/id373220889?i=373220994&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Crazy Old Worldhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/crazy-old-world/id373220889?i=373220997&uo=5&at=11l9vR
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