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Magic and Medicine The Coral's shaggy, shambling brand of Britpop takes a more refined turn on their second album, with guitars steeped in jazz and blues embroidering...Magic and Medicine The Coral's shaggy, shambling brand of Britpop takes a more refined turn on their second album, with guitars steeped in jazz and blues embroidering...2004-02-13
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Magic and Medicine

Producer (group): Deltasonic; Status: In Season

The Coral’s shaggy, shambling brand of Britpop takes a more refined turn on their second album, with guitars steeped in jazz and blues embroidering James Skelly’s crooned vocals over modified shuffle and skiffle beats. Though lacking the self-titled debut’s exhilarating peaks, ”Magic” is more consistent. A 28-minute bonus disc, Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker, restores the rougher edges, especially on the manic ”Migraine,” but with slighter songs.

Originally posted February 13 2004 — 12:00 AM EST

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