Lightspeed champion's debut album "falling off the lavender bridge" in my eyes was a triumph, a completely solid album from start to finnish, a huge contrast in musical style from his prior band "testicicles" it was a really nice surprise hearing such a solid change in direction
i however was bitterly dissapointed by his second album as the high hopes i had were dashes and spat in the face upon first listen, especially as the album stats out so good, the first track 'dead head blues' is a really good track although his rather toe curling misses of high notes at the end of the songs are dragged down towards the end of the song it still seeps well into what i feel is the best song on the album 'Marlene'. i've found myself only listening to these two songs then changing the disc in my CD player as the rest of the album is a journey of some of the grating songs i've put myself through. from the annoying repetitious chorus of the second single form the album "Madame Van Damme" to songs worthy of school musicals such as "romart".
another disappointingly annoying part of the album is the backing vocals, contrasting from the beautiful backing vocals from "emmy the great" in his debut, you've now got what sounds like the local rugby club chanting away throughout the "big guns of Highsmith" and "middle of the dark".
this is only a matter of my own opinion but i recommend listening to it through on spotify if you can before buying because it's nothing like his first album and as much as i am a fan of musician progression, Lightspeed Champion has taken a huge dip.