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4.0 out of 5 stars
Very promising, but theres room for improvement, 10 Aug 2004
i'm going to keep this simple, and review each song.
track 1 is a fantastic opener, upbeat, great guitars an keyboards, and gets very addictive!
The nex track is also very good, with a rather catchy middle eight. so far the album is outstanding in my opinion, and sounds so fresh compared to other average liverpool bands like the coral an the Zutons.
Track 3 was close to being my favourite, except that it is flawed with an awkward keyboard section which occurs several times during the song. However this does grow on you, but i think the band should have known better and kept the song as it was without it.
Track 4 follows on nicely, and is another good song. More nice guitars in the chorus, and the only flaw i have is that the song stops and starts too much.
Track 5 is by far the most unusual song on the album. It sounds like something similar to a track of a cult film think clockword orange at first, but when the vocals come in the song improves. Not a great track realy, and drags on a bit.
This first half of the album would have got 7.8/10, with the first two tracks clearly the standout songs.
The second half of the album begins with the single 'Just want to live.' Yes this does sound like the doves, though i still think its another standout track, with the verse being more catchy than the chorus in my opinion.
The next three songs sound more like an experiment by the band at times, 'step into the light' 'coming down' and 'can you hear me' are all average, containing some nice bits which hopefuly the band will stick with and come up with some more tracks which are more consistent.
We then arrive at the last, and best track 'elevation'. This song is the reason i bought the album, as it was so uplifting and fresh when i first heard it.
This band are definately worth looking out for in the future, and i can only hope that they take the right route, and write fantastic songs like 'close my eyes' bring me down' and 'elevation.' The sunday times called it 'Epic' which overates the album i feel, but dont be put off, this band sound very very promising.