The Spinners

♪ Torete (Moonstar 88, 2001) ♪

In Alternative Rock, OPM, Richard Bolisay, Track Reviews on December 15, 2010 at 5:02 am

The slice of life Acel Bisa is singing—or is it the pie of love that you and me and everyone we know take turns eating?—blights as much as it inspires; inspires because there is hopefulness in the unconditional, inspires because there really is no end to unrequitedness but unrequitedness, and inspires because “Torete” captures that novelty of love that never happened, love that almost happened, and love that could never happen (again), folded in one sweet and aching ballad that crying videokes are too keen on having, and foolish hearts are too keen on singing, hearts that are avid for hurt, happiness, and letting go; but not always in that order.

*included in the upcoming “A Decade in POP: OPM in 50 Songs”

– Richard Bolisay

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