The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes Review
I guess I don't watch enough television. I've been told that this band's song, "Spaceman" was used in a Levi's commercial before its album was even released. Normally I'd call that pre-selling out, which is the difficult process of going corporate before you even have a hit. I guess it's free advertising, but I'll say this: Babylon Zoo doesn't need help from anyone.

They've literally got a sound like none I've ever heard, and it's brilliant as far as pop songs go, truly brilliant. If there were a musical scale to measure these guys, they'd have the weight of the world on their shoulders.

Babylon Zoo miraculously co-mingles spacey keyboard elements with electric razor-humming guitars and wire slick vocals. The entire band ought to be commended for making their individual elements meld into not only 11 cohesive songs but an entire wall of sound that spreads out like blood through thirsty veins to create a thriving 55 minutes of life. Each track feels full of experimentation rather than a quick pop tune with some memorable hook that you find yourself humming while waiting for your laundry to finish drying. If you liked Radiohead's The Bends or want to hear a modern day Sgt. Pepper's, then this is your wet dream.

Johnathan Denver
Music Editor

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Jas, fully named 'Jasbinder', was born in Dudley in the West Midlands on the 24th day of April 1971

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