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Author's Rating
Vocals 8.25
Musicianship 7.5
Lyrics 7.75
Production 9
Creativity 7.5
Lasting Value 7
Reviewer Tilt 7.5
Final Verdict: 78%
Member Ratings
Vocals 8
Musicianship 8
Lyrics 7.5
Production 8.5
Creativity 8
Lasting Value 8
Reviewer Tilt 9
Average: 81%
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Pegasus Bridge - Yoko/Paris

Reviewed by: Loveisa4lttrwrd (07/13/10)
Pegasus Bridge – Yoko/Paris
Record Label: LAB Records
Release Date: December 7, 2009

The Pegasus Bridge was built in 1934 in Normandy, France and is a bascule bridge that crosses the Caen Canal. What this has to do with the band Pegasus Bridge, I have no idea (if you’re hoping I figure it out by the end of the review and bring it all together in a harmonious conclusion you can stop reading now). Pegasus Bridge the band hails from Manchester and is a four piece that crafts a familiar blend of pop rock. They’ve released a set of singles that work well against each other to showcase the range of the band. Everything is present to make them a Myspace hit, they have a keyboard player and they all have perfectly tousled hair. Their singer, Ed Turner, has an infectious voice aided by the strong British accent and his minimalist guitar playing, Cal Roxborough’s keys, Tom Lynam’s drumming, and Alex Howick’s bass round out the sound nicely. They certainly aren’t The Mars Volta but they deliver their sound with far less vapidity than some of their peers.

First single, “Yoko,” uses the famous Beatle-wrecking wife’s last name to make a point. The track is rife with synth and the simple backing percussion fits well as Turner croons about a female who “gets jealous when [he’s] away.” Yoko’s last name lends itself nicely to the subject matter, providing lots of opportunities to say “Oh no!” While there’s nothing particularly groundbreaking about the track there is ample opportunity to tap your feet and feel the whimsy and there is a large audience of tweens who will eat this up.

Second single, “Paris,” is next and before I’ve listened to it I’m attaching connotations to the title. Yoko is a pop culture icon so, following suit, I’m assuming “Paris” probably shares a name with another pop culture icon (hint: nightvision). However, if there is any association with Ms. Hilton I can’t find it and “Paris” is completely different from “Yoko.” The keys are still present but the effects are stripped, the percussion and bass kick in when the track crescendos, and the earnestness with which Turner delivers his lyrics could make Metro Station lyrics sound serious. “Paris” juggles back and forth between Turner’s somber guitar paired with Roxborough’s quiet keys and then the full-blown sincerity of the entire band and it is definitely the stronger single.

The two singles stand well against each other and hint at a promising future for the band. While “Yoko” is your standard fare pop rock “Paris” hints at a sincerity that very few pop bands can deliver on. Either way it would appear that opportunity abounds for this young band as “Yoko” will certainly find itself an audience but I hope it is “Paris” that is more indicative of the bands sound.

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11:16 PM on 07/15/10
Thomas Nassiff
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Haha, I loved that introduction. And I love British accents. Girls with British accents get immediately better-looking.
05:04 PM on 07/16/10
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Haha, I loved that introduction. And I love British accents. Girls with British accents get immediately better-looking.
Haha, ya when I was looking up "Pegasus Bridge" to figure out the names of the band members and everything the first things that popped up were about the actual bridge so I figured I should throw some facts in for good measure.

And I completely agree with the second part. mmmmmEmmmaWatsonmmmmm
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