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THE CZARS

Biography

The Czars was an alternative rock band, formed in 1994 in Denver by John Grant and Chris Pearson. They released six studio albums, one EP, and three singles in the duration of their career. After the release of Goodbye in 2004, The Czars band decided to go their separate ways before John Grant pursued a solo career.

Some things people said about The Czars:

“Consistently inventive, profoundly moving, and never less than gorgeous, Goodbye is staggering. It’s high time it’s creators stopped being Denver’s best-kept secret.”
– The Guardian – 5 Stars *****

“Songs to break your heart and make you feel great about it… never a word out of place, never a note wasted, and a production so clean you can hear frozen teardrops melt… if Harry Nilsson was produced by Brian Eno it might sound almost as heavenly as this.”
– MOJO – 4 Stars ****

“Long distinguished by John Grant’s superlative baritone, The Czars have now penned a showcase wholly worthy of it. Their third album reeks of wistful, melancholic class… as meticulous and complete-sounding as the best works by Mercury Rev or The Flaming Lips”
– Q – 4 Stars ****

“a richly layered quilt of baroque pop, luxuriantly embroidered by the vivid vocalisms of John Grant… ‘Goodbye’ is as unflinching as anything by Randy Newman and as heart-ripping as primetime Go-Betweens. A sumptuous pop confection with a hard centre.”
– Uncut – 4 Stars **** (lead review)

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