Deep Blue Something

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Home. With that record, Deep Blue Something forever cast themselves as the guys who sung “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” From the guitar strum that commences the track to the sing-along chorus, what unfolds is a pleasant yet pedestrian pop song.

Akin to Goo Goo Doll’s single “Name”, which was released just a few months before Home, it’s a song that never quite fulfills its inital promise of being something great.

In lieu of greatness, we’re left with something closer to adequate.

What comes as a surprise, then, is to realize a good deal of Deep Blue Something’s work is entirely pleasing. “Josey” is every bit the equal to “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, if only a bit lacking in enthusiasm. 

“Enough to Get By”, from 2001 album Byzantium, is subdued in tone yet awfully assuaging. Especially when the trumpet kicks in.

According to the band’s myspace, the band rejoined in late 2007 and have plans to release new music through iTunes.

I, for one, anticipate something approaching excellence yet only reaching adequate.

Sometimes, that’s all I need.

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“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” from Home (1995)

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“Name” from A Boy Named Goo (1995)

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Published in: on March 11, 2008 at 7:22 pm  Leave a Comment  
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