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Single Review: “Baby Blue” Dutch Criminal Record

This has such a psychedelic feel to it, especially thanks to the jangly guitars and the laid-back vocals. First this begins with a broken beat but all falls into place when the guitars, bass and synth come in.

This has a poetic feel in the lyrics and this is evidenced by my favourite part of the song. There’s a spoken word section [from writer Alan Watts] that sounds like a BBC radio announcer from the 1950s:

It’s a long monologue and it made me think about life, love and the universe. It also made me contemplate a rather strange question: Why do we say fall in love instead of rise in love? These are the things that keep me up at night. But the line that stood out to me was this:

“..So we come to the strange conclusion that in madness lies sanity.”


That’s that.

Dutch Criminal Record are from Portsmouth and describe themselves as a south coast indie surf band. It definitely fits!



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