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Boris – Smile

Label: Southern Lord Format: CD,2LP

Smile - sleeveBoris love to surprise, and the opener “Flower Sun Rain” does just that. They go straight for Jpop in the form of a cover of a PYG song. My surprise came at All Tomorrow’s Parties seeing Earth, Boris, then SunnO))) and, reasonably enough, expecting a good wall to wall evening of drone and just not getting it: country doom, ballads, and on stage fighting in that order. I’m not wholly surprised by Boris, though. I’ve always had a feeling that there was a good singalong wave your lighter in the air ballad not too far from the surface. Of course, it gets the Boris treatment and pushed that bit too far. Like the other tracks on Smile it is totally over the top, a nice catchy

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