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Foolish Blood

Two Hours Traffic

Foolish Blood

LabelBumstead/Popup
VertriebCargo Records
VÖ-Datum22.2.2013

In ihrer Heimat Kanada haben die vier Jungs von Two Hours Traffic bereits beachtliche Erfolge erzielt und auch schon den ein oder anderen Award einheimsen können. Wen wundert's: Ihr äußerst eingängiger Pop mit der besonders großen Extra-Portion an Emotionen passt perfekt in die Kategorie „Melodien für Millionen“ und ist mehr als radiotauglich. Eine Sache fehlt allerdings noch: Der internationale Durchbruch. Vielleicht klappt dieser ja mit dem vierten Studioalbum Foolish Blood.

Vom ersten Ton an ist die Lage klar: Leichtfüßige, verträumte Melodien treffen auf beschwingte Beats, unaufdringlichen 60's-Pop-Gesang und ein zuckersüßes Plingplong-Xylophon. Der Opener Magic entführt den Hörer in eine sommerliche Traumwelt, in der Blumen aus Zuckerwatte und Häuser aus Schokolade sind und in denen Hektik sowie Böses nichts verloren haben. Diese Stimmung zieht sich konsequent durchs ganze Album. Der Sound ist tanzbar und gut gelaunt, hier und da gibt es ein paar Handclaps und Oooohoooh-Background-Gesang. Nur wenige Songs reißen aus diesem Schema aus, und wenn, dann auch nur ein ganz kleines bisschen: Der etwas schnellere Track Ready For A Look geht dezent ins Rockige, ohne aber die Zuckerwatte-Stimmung des Albums zu stören.

Seiner radiotauglichen Melodien zum Trotz ist Foolish Blood ironischerweise eben nicht für jedermann geeignet: Der süße Bubblegum-Pop ist trotz seiner guten Produktion und der geschickten Arrangements auf Dauer schlicht und ergreifend zu klebrig und viel zu bieder. Ein „Die Welt ist schön“-Song folgt dem nächsten und unterscheidet sich auch nur wenig von seinem Vorgänger. Wer sich bewusst eine Auszeit vom stressigen Alltag nehmen und einfach mal wegträumen möchte, ist mit Foolish Blood gut beraten. Ansonsten kann es allerdings passieren, dass das gerade mal 33 Minuten lange Album einfach so nebenbei beim Bügeln oder anderen Tätigkeiten vor sich hin plätschert und keinen bleibenden Eindruck hinterlässt.

Tracklist:
  1. Magic
  2. Audrey
  3. Amour Than Amis
  4. Last Star
  5. Meaning Of Love
  6. I Don't Want 2 Want U
  7. Adventureland
  8. Faster 4 U
  9. Ready For A Look
  10. Strangers On The Street
  11. O My Love
Highlights:

Amour Than Amis, I Don't Want 2 Want U, Faster 4 U

Unsere Bewertung:
6 von 10
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