Peanut’s Playground: Almost Christmas So Here’s Some Pretty Sounding Stuff, The Arrogant By The Rumour Said Fire

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It’s the same thing every year. You make your year-end list and always forget to include one or two albums. C’est la vie. It’s just a bit of a shame when you realize that you’ve left out a top 10 candidate just a week after you’ve posted said list.

For me this is the case with:

The Rumour Said Fire – The Arrogant

Let me start of by saying that I know next to nothing about this band. I don’t have a clue where to buy this album either. What I do know is that The Arrogant is another little gem recommended to me by my music mate J, for which I thank her a lot. Again.

So what do they sound like you ask? Well I’m not sure what to compare them to actually. The first thing that pops in my head is what it would sound like when AC Newman would sings Dan Bejar’s songs and vice versa. At times The Rumour Said Fire (who are from Denmark btw) sound like a milder, less intense version of Mumford & Sons, while flashes of a Scandinavian version of Teenage Fanclub also pop up.

It’s upbeat (sounding), light (sounding) and heartfelt (truly). It will warm up your coldest days and light up the darkest moments. Don’t let this one pass you by, because you will regret it as much as I regret not putting it in my Top 10 for 2010.

Visit the band’s MySpace page

1. Sentimentally Falling

2. Comfort To The Dalai Lama

3. Sanctuary

4. The Arrogant

5. Passion

6. Desolation, Mr. Foe

7. Air Force

8. She

9. My Dark Skin

10. By The Shore

Don’t forget to check out my other articles, in case you’ve missed them (which would be an absolute shame, because they’re great and shit).



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