Vehicles & Animals Their Mercury Music Prize-nominated debut recalls Coldplay's "Parachutes," but Athlete don't get lost in Chris Martin's depressive fog. Moog synthesizers and other quirky sounds lend… 2004-05-18 Athlete Rock
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Vehicles & Animals (2004)

Details Release Date: May 18, 2004; Lead Performance: Athlete; Genre: Rock

Their Mercury Music Prize-nominated debut recalls Coldplay's ''Parachutes,'' but Athlete don't get lost in Chris Martin's depressive fog. Moog synthesizers and other quirky sounds lend extra lift to pint-raising choruses, and catchy, almost childish verses suggest the playfulness of U.S. acts like the Flaming Lips.

Originally posted May 28, 2004 Published in issue #767 May 28, 2004 Order article reprints
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