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://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fhear%252Fid373220889%253Fi%253D373220896%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Renhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fren%252Fid373220889%253Fi%253D373220902%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Soonhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fsoon%252Fid373220889%253Fi%253D373220904%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Trampling Rosehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Ftrampling-rose%252Fid373220889%253Fi%253D373220907%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Colossal Youthhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcolossal-youth%252Fid373220889%253Fi%253D373220917%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Summertimehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fsummertime%252Fid373220889%253Fi%253D373220920%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. Heavenhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fheaven%252Fid373220889%253Fi%253D373220922%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Sundayshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fsundays%252Fid373220889%253Fi%253D373220924%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Traveling Songhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Ftraveling-song%252Fid373220889%253Fi%253D373220927%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. The Buickhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-buick%252Fid373220889%253Fi%253D373220991%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. Koo Koo Koohttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fkoo-koo-koo%252Fid373220889%253Fi%253D373220992%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. Jubileehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fjubilee%252Fid373220889%253Fi%253D373220994%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  13. Crazy Old Worldhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004640010074839&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fcrazy-old-world%252Fid373220889%253Fi%253D373220997%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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