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Savage Garden

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From Woodridge, Australia to worldwide success, Darren Hayes and Daniel Jones were responsible for some of the most widely-known pop songs of the late '90s and early '00s. Appropriately enough, given their Anne Rice-inspired name, Savage Garden veered between lush ballads (Truly Madly Deeply, I Knew I Loved You) and up-tempo dance numbers (I Want You, The Animal Song) with a deftness that put many of their contemporaries in the shade.

In July of 1996, under Roadshow Music, the duo released their debut single I Want You. Read more on Last.fm

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Album: HIM – Tears On Tape

April 29th, 2013

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HIM
Tears On Tape
Razor & Tie
29 April 2013

by Gavin Lloyd

My earliest memory of HIM was seeing the cooler older kids at school wearing the now infamous Heartagram hoodies. Naturally this perked my interest and upon hearing ‘The Funeral of Hearts’ for the first time it became abundantly clear what all the fuss was about. HIM were the natural successors to 90s dark pop pioneers Savage Garden. Similar to the likes of Refused and At the Drive-In, Savage Garden released very little material but became hugely influential, and while he list of bands who owe their existence to them is massive, but perhaps the band who owe the most to them are HIM. Therefore I decided the best way to tackle reviewing new album Tears On Tape is to not skirt around the issue but ask how does it compare to the Aussie trailblazer’s seminal debut record.

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