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House of Fools


Download links and information about House of Fools by House Of Fools. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 5 tracks with total duration of 17:02 minutes.

Artist: House Of Fools
Release date: 2006
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 5
Duration: 17:02
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No. Title Length
1. Live and Learn 5:07
2. Let's Follow 3:50
3. My Life Before Today 2:47
4. Better Part of Me 2:33
5. Get Happy 2:45



Since House of Fools is four-sixths ex-members of the Greensboro melodic rock outfit the Necessary, it's really no surprise (especially with the same singer) that the two bands resemble one another. But seeing as the Necessary was just about your standard-issue emo group, it does come as a shock at how inviting and memorable the warm indie pop/rock tunes of House of Fools are. Sounding like a cross between Crowded House, a happier Elliott Smith, and the Format, with a touch of the Polyphonic Spree's buoyant sunshine sprinkled on top, the sextet's self-titled debut EP is utterly charming and wholly likable — playing almost as if the band recorded it from sitting atop a fluffy cloud. Whether with the gentle piano toying that breaks out into handclaps and buoyant vocals during the uplifting "Let's Follow" or the acoustic singer/songwriter charm of "Better Part of Me," the EP's five songs breeze dreamily along with a wide-eyed optimism that wants only to spread joy and comfort to tired ears. The music is just so appealing that even overly earnest moments — as during the brightness of "My Life Before Today" when Josh King proclaims, "So I guess I'll pretend to fit in/But it always just leaves me empty/So I'm doing my best/My best just to be me" — are easily forgiven. If five songs can sound this effortlessly delightful, consider expectations sufficiently raised for their forthcoming full-length.