- Audio CD (26 Aug 2002)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Single, Maxi
- Label: Infectious
- ASIN: B00006CTCU
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 408,260 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Envy - Ash|
|2. Tonight You Belong To Me - Ash|
|3. I Shall Not Die feat. Erland from Kings Of Convenience - Ash|
Come on, you can't honestly tell me you've listened to lines such as "so come and give me some auto-reaction/I want to know explicitly how it feels" and "excessive temptations of a hard vibration" with a straight face?!
If you haven't heard this song, buy it immediately.
Musically the single is excellent with a fleetwood mac~esque intro that shows that the pop-punk group are capable of more than just thrashing a few power-chords for three minutes and are venturing into new musical territory with every release. The rest of the song is very typically ash, however more remeniscent of the heavier 'Nu-Clear Sounds' than the last few releases. With catchy hooks aplenty and melodic sensibility that would make Kurt Cobain envious this is sure to be both a radio smash and a hit with fans.
Unfortunatly this single leaves a lot to be desired lyrically, with the usual generic phrases and rhymes. However this has been the case for ash from the start (with a few exceptions, notably 'a life less ordinary' and 'shining light') and personally i dont think they are out to change the world, just to have fun and make music that people can enjoy easily, so i dont think we can hold it against them.
Given that this single follows so closely on the heels of the last album, it would indicate that the band are going through a very productive phase and if this single is a glimpse of whats to come, then I cant wait to hear whats next, even if the lyrics arent going to appeal to the Thom Yorkes among us.