The Avalanches " Since I Left You"
FORMAT | Double LP
2000 debut album from the Australian electronic outfit. Playful, twisted, psychedelic, sampledelic, delirious and infectious, it's the sound of six men who spent most of adolescence rummaging through bargain bins in Melbourne's record shops, constructing their own post-modern disco-pop amalgam from rubbish '50s rejects and saccharine '60s pap. "Our records make sense in their own world," says Robbie Chater, the group's baby-faced spokesman. "We always wanted to make a record with a life of it's own that you could lose yourself in." Since I Left You was received favorably by the critics. It peaked in the Top 30 on the ARIA Albums Chart, #12 in Norway, #8 on the UK Album Charts and, in the United States, at #10 on the Top Electronic Albums chart and in the top 40 on the Top Heatseekers chart.