Review of Full Time Hobby’s compilation ‘Not Doing It For The Quids’.
You look around the music shops around your town, looking for a good compilation or even something a bit different. Let’s face it you will never in your days find a compilation where you love any track, unless you burn your own off. Nearly every compilation is filled with radio friendly tracks that heave to of been in the top three in the charts at least. We all know that, that does not necessarily mean they are the best tunes.
Anyway Full Time Hobby have made a stance and are giving the artists on their record label some deserved publicity because no one else out there will. What makes this album that little bit more unique is that unlike other compilations this one is reasonably priced at a massive £1.99, you couldn’t get a burger from KFC for that or even a top ten Single in this credit crunch era that we face.
No doubt people will see the price and automatically think that this is an album that the music shop struggled to get rid of, but it is not and it is full of some great up and coming artist like ‘White Denim’. There is even a track from the already highly talented singer songwriter Malcolm Middleton slotted perfectly in the middle of this album. Not just a throw away track either, ‘A Brighter Beat’ which just showcases everything that Malcolm Middleton is about.
Another great thing about this compilation is that because it is artists off this label the genre of music is not just pop, rock or dance this is who ever is on the label which is refreshing to see an album not restricted.
The album continues with ‘The Accidental’ who are starting to get quite a bit attention, which is then followed by an opposite style song in the shape of Sufjan Stevens ‘She Is’ This is a nice mellow chilled out tune.
The only downside to this album is that for a compilation album it is somewhat too short. Ten tracks for a compilation album could be half the reason why the album is only £1.99 and for ten tracks you can’t go wrong with that.