Luna Kafé e-zine  Luna Kafé record review
coverpic flag US - California - Full Moon 165 - 02/28/10

Shattered Atom
The Knife, The Thief
Shattered Atom

Shattered Atom's debut album comes with sky-scraping melodies and choruses to die for. Jeremy Wilford possesses an impressive voice, which he knows how to use.

"Under the Stars" charges like a previously unheard U2-anthem. They come close to greatness here. "Hollywood" is an exciting yet dark tale of dreams of stardom set to a tune that's capable of stirring any heart. It sparkles like the place it's named after, and is frighteningly bright. "Then You'll Know" is darkly appealing and has a Killers-like mood to it. Wilfords's lead vocal is beguilingly urgent. "Last Dance" has a similar sense of drama, Shattered Atom playing to their strengths. Wilfords's vocal is suitably theatrical and the melody fluid and sinuous. It shows the band is here to stay. It's a striking debut that should see them win many fans.

Copyright © 2010 Anna Maria Stjärnell e-mail address

If you wish to print this review, we have a printer friendly version.

    Vinyl collector? We recommend a visit to VinylKnut's Loft listing hundreds of vinyl records for sale, like:
  • Amanaz: Africa (LP 1975/Re 2008 LTD 450)
  • Bass Communion / Pig: Live in Mexico City (LP 2008 LTD 100)
  • Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family: My Ancestors (LP 1974/Re 2012500 LTD 500)
  • Death In June / Current 93: 1888 (LP 1990 LTD 1000)
  • Extradition: Hush (LP 1971/Re LTD 450)
  • Lonely Kamel: Shit City (LP 2014)
  • Lykathea Aflame: Elvenefris (2xLP 2000/Re 2012 LTD 150)
  • Mary Jane: Tacit (LP 2002 LTD 400)
  • Megaphonic Thrift: Sun Stare Sound (2xLP 2015 LTD 100)
  • Sister Rain: Promo Box (LP-CD Box 1988 LTD 99)

We also have 416 other articles/reviews of artists from US, California in our archive:

© 2011 Luna Kafé