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FAME Review: Standard Fare - The Noyelle Beat
Standard Fare - The Noyelle Beat

The Noyelle Beat

Standard Fare

Available from Standard Fare's web site.

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mark S. Tucker

This threesome is a bit too indifferently cute for its own good, even for a pop combo. Composed of Emma Kupa, who's not exactly a singer, Danny How, who's not much better, and Andy Beswick, the given sobriquet of 'power trio' is as grossly inappropriate as the lyrics are faux naive. Not a hell of a lot gets accomplished, nothing's even vaguely catchy let alone memorable, and cliches are rampant…and rampantly ill delivered. Bar None, not a terribly impressive label, has had a few decent successes to its credit, kinda like Matador, but this ain't one of 'em. About the only thing commentaristic to render is that there's the aroma of SST's innumerable losers here. That's a distinction of sorts…I guess.

Track List:

  • Love Doesn't Just Stop
  • Nuit Avec Une Amie
  • Philadelphia
  • Wrong Kind of Trouble
  • Fifteen
  • Let's Get Back Together
  • Secret Little Sweetheart
  • I Know It's Hard
  • Married
  • Edges & Corners
  • Dancing
  • Be In To Us
  • Wow

Edited by: David N. Pyles


Copyright 2010, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.
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