|1. Quiet Times|
|2. We Don't Have Much Time|
|3. The Same Way|
|4. Let Me Into Yours|
|5. Means To An End|
|6. Just A Ride|
|7. Keep Your Gun Dry|
|8. Famous Last Words|
|9. Clear The Skies|
|10. Fade Down|
|11. Save Yourself|
Thus, Lowgold came shining through on "We Don't Have Much Time" and "Just a Ride", a brace of radio-tailored pop numbers picking up from that moment where Del Amitri discovered the Byrds. And while they haven't done enough to circumnavigate the ongoing Travis comparisons, they ought to feel pretty annoyed if words such as "Americana" continue to get thrown their way. The tidy harmonies and glossy self-absortion will irritate those who prefer their tortured artists to come unshaven and dishevelled, but Lowgold are a band more at home with writing songs than striking poses. Welcome to Winners is a dependable return and it's hard to see how they can continue to sustain their lack of commercial good fortune. --Kevin Maidment
A slight difference from JBOS if that 'Welcome To Winners' has some heavier numbers, which compliment the lead singer's voice (Darren Ford) to great effect. I would say that this album is slightly displaced by the debut still, but mainly because the impact of the debut was so out of the blue. A strong records that demands a multitude of listens, which seems to grow in stature the more you listen to it.
Drawing on Elbow, Coldplay, Grandaddy and the Doves. The band have produced some really accessible music, that should appeal to a fair few people.
Strangely, If you are yet to experience Lowgold, I would recommend you listen to this album first, before the debut record. This will bring home how good they both are, but will also hi-light how good the debut was.
In a business that sometimes struggles with follow up albums, the Lowgold boys have shown the rest the way. Welcome to the Winners enclosure, indeed.
** Like:- Elbow and Grandaddy ***
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