The 88 | Kind Of Light

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Kind Of Light

by The 88

"A rich, orchestral sound, The 88 deliver an accomplished debut..." -Rolling Stone
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
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1. All The Same
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2. Afterlife
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3. Elbow Blues
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4. How Good It Can Be
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5. Kind Of Light
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3:59 $0.99
6. No Use Left For Me
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7. God Is Coming
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8. Hate Me
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9. I'm A Man
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10. Melting In The Sun
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11. Sunday Afternoon
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12. Something Had Me Good
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13. Hard To Be You
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Album Notes
L.A. Weekly Music Awards Best Pop/Rock Band

"The 88 won over many fans of indie singer-songwriter Elliott Smith, who had heard the CD and asked the group to open an Orange County show and back him on a couple of numbers. Such songs as "Melting in the Sun" and "Sunday Afternoon" have garnered comparisons to the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, and the Kinks. Traces of Bowie, Elvis Costello and the Pixies make the 88 fit neatly among such diverse acts as the Strokes, the White Stripes and the Music." -Natalie Nichols, Los Angeles Times

"This inspired quintet mines the finest sensibilities from music we hold dear - T Rex, The Kinks, Blur, The Beatles, Bowie - and cooks up something personal, smart, modern, highly contagious, and finely crafted... " -James Combs KCRW, Los Angeles


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It is nice to know there is still hope left for popular music. The 88 are fresh, energetic and most importantly really really good. “Kind of light” is worth every penny, and if you can see them live!

Steve DeShazo

Interestingly done, I like the fresh new sound
I first heard and seen this band on Jimmy Kimmel Live, I fell in love with the sound in the first 10 seconds! Keep em' coming 88!!!!!!


This is one of greatest CD I bought in long time... I can't wait to see their show!

Andre Alforque

Stellar Performing Band
I heard many of these songs performed live with tons of energy. While some artists fail to grasp that energy, the 88 bottle it up like a genie awaiting your summons.


This cd is really good, it's too bad the 88 is not more well known. Keep the great music coming!


my new favorite cd! The 88 is great!
I heard them live on KCRW's Morning becomes eclectic" and ordered their cd immediately. It's my new favorite.


Ear catching tunes
Its not a problem listening to this CD over and over again. Most of the songs are the type that get stuck in your head all day long...not like you would want them out!

the 88 - kind of light

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There is hope...
In the midst of so much empty and mindless music churned "out-there" comes "88:Kind of Light"... Slightly borrowing (and acknowledging a bow to) Beatles, Badfinger, Ray Davies & Co. among others, 88 manages to reflect the better days of rock and yet keep a style all of their own... The sprinkles of piano at precisely the right place reminds me of how The Beatles used the ivories to season their songs just perfectly... Inventive arrangements that makes musicians think; "Damn, if I could do that in the studio...!"... I've never heard them live but dare venture (by the other reviewers) that they sound just as good if not better... "Kind of Light" should, by all means, be in every pop-rock collection worth its salt... *****

Ari Kelman

it rocks!
This CD -- unsung as it unfortunately is, rocks with crazy melodies that are simple enough to get lodged in my head for days on end, but complicated enough that I always find myself humming them wrong and I return again to the originals.. I don't even mess with the lyrics at all.
I first heard these guys on kcrw's "morning becomes ecclectic" and if you get a moment, check out their set -- it rocks pretty hard, and if you're ever in NYC, give me a call.
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