My favorite 100 albums of all time: #52 ("Details")

Album Cover "Details" by Frou FrouWere it not for Zach Braff, I might have missed out on Frou Frou, The Shins, and missed Colin Hay's solo career. So it's a damn good thing my friend Rikki suggested we catch Garden State when I was visiting Lawrence, Kansas many years ago.

The first song on Frou Frou's Details, "Let Go," is featured in the movie and on the Garden State soundtrack. It was some of the first new music I'd been enthused about in a while. Turns out, the entire album is at least as good as "Let Go," and a few of the tracks even better.

In some ways, it's a logical progression from Depeche Mode to Frou Frou. "Let Go" is composed primarily of synth, drum machine, though it also features violin and bowed double bass. But the vocals are the most important instrument, and Heap's voice is magical.

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