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4.0 out of 5 stars
Life-affirming, 19 July 2007
Having stumbled across a free download of 'There Will Be No Morning Copy' on Pitchfork, I bought this album. Clann Zu had already been a stalwart of my college radio show before I heard this CD, but this album only served to complete the circle.
From the first piano chord of "Black Coats & Bandages" to the last dying notes of "A Sudden Intake of Breath", this is an album that takes hold of your heartstrings and won't let go. Forget the occasionally-out-of-tune vocals and the proselytising lyrics, this is an album you should own.
For me the defining quality of an album is when I say "Damn, I wish I could have done that", and Clann Zú has those moments in abundance. From the coruscating guitar break on "One Bedroom Apartment" to the disjointed rhythm of "There Will Be No Morning Copy", the late lamented Clann Zú has been there and done that. I only hope that this album, from its giddy highs to its heart-rending lows, will give you the same experience.
"Grá mór, grá fior, grá an domhain, is é an grá is laidir."
Long may they smoulder.
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