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Special Affections Special Affections CD (2010)
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Diamond Rings songs Rather atypically for an act receiving the type of blog-buzz boost that Diamond Rings enjoyed leading up to this album's release, Special Affections presents John O'Regan (the singular man behind the confusingly plural moniker) as -- above all -- a singer and songwriter in the great pop/rock tradition of literary romantics. Granted, that probably wasn't the quality which first caught the attention of internet tastemakers --˙more likely it was his rainbow eye-makeup, retro-`80s synth pop stylings, goofily glammed-out low-budget video clips, and/or his knack for naggingly catchy hooks. Certainly, the fact that virtually every one of these songs boasts a melodic smart missile of a chorus contributes greatly to the album's appeal. Likewise, O'Regan's ear for crunchy, punchy, bedroom pop arrangements is just as keen as his flair for visual style: using a mid-fi palette of bare-bones drum machine beats, gritty electric guitars, a smattering of piano, and plenty of analog-sounding synths, he crafts tracks that feel fleshed out and full of fun while remaining relatively sparse and simple. Still, one senses that these songs could be just as effective accompanied by a full rock band or a lone acoustic guitar. The key thing is that these settings work wonderfully to complement O'Regan's voice, which is instantly the most distinctive sound on the record:˙a richly resonant baritone equally well-suited to crooning and brooding, redolent of Ian Curtis, Matt Berninger (the National), Neil Hannon (the Divine Comedy) and Stephin Merritt, although his tone is rarely as dour as the first two or as arch as the latter. Actually, the very timbre of O'Regan's voice lends an intriguing gravitas to a set of songs that are often otherwise quite playful, to potent if perhaps unintended effect, ...
Free Dimensional Free Dimensional CD (2012)
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Diamond Rings CD discography For many artists with lo-fi origins, making the leap from bare-bones recordings to the deluxe studio treatment is often risky; homespun charm can get lost easily in a more professional environment. John O'Regan's debut album as Diamond Rings, Special Affections, was bursting with that kind of quirky appeal ...
Something Else Something Else  (2010)
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Diamond Rings albums Track Listing of songs: Something Else; Gentleman Who Fell, The;
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Wait & See Wait & See  (2010)
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Diamond Rings music CDs Track Listing of songs: Wait & See; On Fire;
I'm Just Me (The Remixes) I'm Just Me (The Remixes)  (2012)
Diamond Rings discography Track Listing of songs: I'm Just Me; I'm Just Me; I'm Just Me; I'm Just Me;
You & Me B/W Mellow Doubt You & Me B/W Mellow Doubt  (2011)
Diamond Rings songs Track Listing of songs: You & Me; Mellow Doubt;
Something Else (Remixes) Something Else (Remixes)  (2011)
Diamond Rings CD discography Track Listing of songs: Something Else; Something Else; Something Else; Something Else; Something Else;

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Diamond Rings Songs

Popular or famous Diamond Rings music songs: Something Else, Wait and See, You and Me, On Our Own, Play by Heart, It's Not My Party, You Oughta Know. More music songs Pre-Owned Heart, All Yr Songs, Give It Up, To Z, Hand Over My Heart, Day and Night, All the Time, Stand My Ground, Put Me On. More music songs I'm Just Me, Runaway Love, Everything Speaks, Gentleman Who Fell. See All Songs

Diamond Rings Biography

Diamond Rings CD discography Artist is the glammed-up solo project of John O'Regan, who is also the singer/guitarist for indie rock band the D'Urbervilles. While that band was taking a break, O'Regan started writing, recording, and performing -- taking inspiration from queer theory and androgynous trailblazers David Bowie and Grace Jones -- as Artist. A series of singles across 2009 and 2010 preceded Artist' first full-length, Special Affections, which arrived in October 2010 via Secret City. After touring in support of the album with artists such as Robyn, O'Regan began work on his second album with producer Damian Taylor (who also worked with Bjork). The results, the bigger and more polished-sounding Free Dimensional, arrived in October 2012. ~ Heather Phares

Diamond Rings albums Contemporaries

Magnetic Fields, Mika, Maximum Balloon, Sam Sparro, The Panicks

Diamond Rings music CDs Influences

David Bowie, Grace Jones

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