THE MARY ONETTESSometimes having too many great singles prior to a release of an album may mar it’s presence by having the anti increased. The Mary Onettes prior to releasing their self-titled debut unleashed two blazing singles, the ever so 80’s “Lost” and the guitar driven “Void.” With two top notch singles, it’d be hard to have an album full of hits.

So what will I say about Sweden’s…hell, maybe the world’s possibly #1 80’s band’s debut? Well, for one thing, it truly is as close to the 80’s as any band of today has ever come, or at least as far as I’ve heard. A-ha, The Cure, New Order, The Smiths, Echo & The Bunnymen…yes you hear them all on this album. Every song has been carefully penned to reflect exactly who The Mary Onettes were listening to in the 80’s and I am quite sure who they’re still listening to today.

Though the rest of the album is a lot more mellow compared to the singles, songs such as the intro “Pleasure Songs” “Slow”and “Under The Guillotine” do a fine job or caressing us with harmonies that’ll have us enchanted in a dance hall. And “Henry” oh “Henry” what a song. If you were to close your eyes, you wouldn’t even realize that it was 2007. The song completely takes you on a journey through a darkroom spinning with multi-colored lights revolved around you.

The Mary Onettes’ penchant knack for creating complete throwbacks from an era that has been dimissed has already me curious of what their capable on future records. Their self-titled debut is a tribute to an era when songs were created to be timeless.


MP3(s): “Lost” “Void
Purchase: The Mary Onettes
Label: Labrador

Videos: “Pleasure Songs”

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