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Artist: Sleeping People

Song: "Yellow Guy/Pink Eye" (from the CD Growing)

Heard By: Patricia Saylor, Poway

The transitions were really good. It's definitely something that I could listen to over and over. I wouldn't compare it to the Red Hot Chili Peppers because there's no singing, but their tempos [are similar]. I love the guitar, the drums, everything. I don't know how to explain it; it's not something that you hear every day...it's in a whole other realm. I'd say [their sound] is complicated. I think they're talented because the way everything flows together -- that has to take some thought and effort. If they're able to put together something like this, then I believe they can do anything. It's definitely something that I'd go running to because it's upbeat and it sounds positive.

Artist: SDIB

Song: "Midnight Hour" (from their self-titled CD)

Heard By: Bem Edwards, South Park

[I would describe it as] reggae made by 35-year-old white men who've never smoked pot before. It starts out like "Forever Young" -- that song that you'd dance to at a high school prom. It's got all of the sentimental gooeyness of that, but it's void of any of the sticky-green "weedy-ness" of reggae that it should have. It felt forced; it was just a stock ska/reggae rhythm. It wasn't anything that was very inspired. It was cheesy. It was like a love ballad, and if you ask me, that's not a way to start out a record. It seems like it would fit perfectly into a cheesy/happy moment in a Farrelly brothers movie.

Artist: Rob Crow

Song: "Up" (from the CD Living Well)

Heard By: Bebu, South Park

It was good. It was really like Elliott Smith meets the Postal Service. The lyrics were kind of inaudible to my ears. It was hard to pick out the words. I would describe it as sad but boppy. The musicianship was good. The bridge was, like, three seconds long and there wasn't much change in the song. They had ambient noises in the background...some of them sounded like the wires crackling above my bedroom window. It was kind of a dance-by-yourself-in-your-bedroom-on-a-Sunday-morning song. Honestly, when if first came on, I imagined Steve Zissou coming up to a boat. [It'd be a good song for] scuba diving...maybe underwater basket-weaving.

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