A YEAR IN MUSIC: NITS – Giant Normal Dwarf (1990)

A YEAR IN MUSIC: 1990
Review by: Roland Bruynesteyn

Nits are a Dutch pop group that combines great pop instincts with a tendency to experiment a little. For some international perspective, think of this album as a mixture of the slightly absurdist subject matter of 10CC lyrics, coupled with the quiet, meandering, mostly acoustic instrumentation of Talk Talk, Paul McCartney’s sense of melody (or Crowded House, if we want to be a little more modest) and a love for some 60’s psychedelica. Sophisticated chamber pop might be a good description.
They manage to make each song sound quite different, even though the instrumentation is sparse. It sounds very introspective and quite romantic, and probably, in 1990, quite dated, with grunge and all starting to take over. But listening to it the 10’s, it has a beautiful timeless quality.
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