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664 Your Body Above Me by Black Lab

Your Body Above Me

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David Bianco

The well-crafted 1997 debut album Your Body Above Me by Black Lab is a post-grunge album that warrants and rewards repeated listens

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The back half of the 1990s was deluged with more post-grunge bands that we can count, and cutting through the noise wasn't always easy. For bands like Black Lab, who aimed for both radio and something more interesting, that meant not reaching the chart-topping highs of bands like Our Lady Peace, Semisonic, or Live. Their 1997 debut You Body Above Me for Geffen is a prime example of making the most of the back-half album tracks, as vocalist Paul Durham takes some inventive detours with his vocals, bouncing between the emotive lead single "Wash It Away" and the more expressive attack of "All the Money in the World" or Bring It On." A cursory pass may leave the listener wondering what the fuss is about, but slap on the headphones and you'll hear some impressive choices from each instrument, playing off of and pushing each other for something more with a clear and full sound that impresses even today.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Wash It Away
  • 18:23 - Can't Keep the Rain
  • 23:30 - All the Money in the World
  • 29:15 - She Loves Me
  • 39:52 - Sleeps With Angels
  • Outro - Time Ago

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