Everything But the Girl – Walking Wounded
Walking Wounded is a 1996 album by Everything but the Girl, their ninth studio release. It is their highest charting album to date, reaching number 4 in the UK and number 37 in the U.S.
Everything But the Girl – Walking Wounded was the first album in which the group adopted a more electronic and dance style after the success of the remixed version of “Missing” from their previous album, Amplified Heart.
Several tracks from the album were released as singles, including ‘ the cinematic drum ‘n’ bass-pop crossover’, “Walking Wounded” (#6 on the Top 40), the ‘thumping house’, “Wrong” (#8 on the Top 40), and the down tempo “Single” that set Thorn’s emotionally direct vocal against breakbeats, organ and strings.
AMG review: With Walking Wounded, Everything but the Girl puts an acceptable face on trip-hop, jungle, and techno, opening up the world of experimental dance music to a new audience. At its core, Everything but the Girl is a pop group, which means it automatically abandons the free-form song structures that characterize most of trip-hop and techno. In a sense, that dilutes the impact of the music, but the duo found a way around that by seamlessly incorporating the rhythms into carefully crafted songs. They work the same ground as Massive Attack, but their songwriting is more accessible and less adventurous than the groundbreaking Bristol group. Furthermore, Everything but the Girl never approaches the tarnished glamour of Portishead, the kineticism of Björk, or the brilliantly evocative soundscapes of Tricky. Essentially, the beats are used as window dressing — the group’s music hasn’t changed that much. –by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Everything But the Girl – Walking Wounded Tracklist
- Before Today – 04:18
- Wrong – 04:36
- Single 04:38
- The Heart Remains a Child – 03:50
- Walking Wounded – 06:05
- Flipside – 04:33
- Big Deal – 04:29
- Mirrorball – 03:27
- Good Cop Bad Cop – 04:54
- Wrong – 04:45
- Walking Wounded – 06:43
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