5 YEARS LONG AND TALL AS A DREAM
ALBUM MASSPRODUKTION, MNW RELEASE: APRIL 9, 2001 REVIEW: MAY 14, 2001
This is nice, very nice. The music is nice. The production is nice. And the
boys in the band also look nice on the band picture. Shy. And a bit
introverted. Two of them have fringe. They come in peace.
My intuition from the sound of the album is that this is music for people
around the twenties; Primarily trendy college pop-kids who drink too much
red wine and make out on the dance floor.
"5 Years Long…" is Swedish My Orchard's second album, and it's not bad at
all. It has somewhat of a feeling, actually. With one foot in the naïve
pop of the eighties and the other in the depressive grunge era of the
nineties, they make music that really comes alive. Perfect on a summer
festival somewhere in the woods, or maybe in a campus club.
Unfortunately, the lyrics are a little melodramatic. And melodrama makes me
bored. Too much pain, suffering and heartache for the taste of mine. The song "Tumbleweed"
starts off with the very tiresome and irritating rock cliché "Throw your
hands in the air and wave them like you don't care". Please have mercy and
become just a little groundbreaking in the future. One get gangrene in the
brain from clichés like that, and your head falls off. Not very
Nevertheless, if you're not too bothered over the lyrics and like youthful
reclusive pop-music, "5 Years Long…" will become a good companion in your
record collection, right next to Yvonne.