3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I thought I was getting too old for this but when I nicked this album from my sons bedroom it blew me away!!!
Biffy Clyro really rock and this album grows and grows,and its not one dimensional.
Check out the sensitive "As Dust Dances",a beautifully building ballad reminiscent of Nada Surf at their best.
Its all very accessible with loads of great hooks and choruses (Whos got a match?...like The Proclaimers being backed by the Offspring???)
Folding Stars is the most immediate track,but there is a lot more depth on this record.I pick up hints of The Psychedelic Furs and Midnight Oil
in parts,and even some Rezillo,s style guitar,which cant be bad.
The writing and… Read more
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I feel that this is an incomplete album as it was assembled posthumously,but as a Hendrix fan it is essential as it gives an insight into the direction Jimi might have taken his next album.
I would never recommend this as an introduction to Hendrix,but there are still tracks that are hugely enjoyable here.The opener,Freedom,is almost like an electric big band swing style track with Jimis guitar driving the whole track along.If he were alive he would be opening his Vegas residency set with this track along with Celene Dion on backing vocals.
Other tracks sound like they still needed some work like Izabella and Room Full Of Mirrors,but the album is still the next best thing to a… Read more
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
this band had huge potential but disappeared into the ozone,and any solo remnants were never anywhere near the sum of their parts.You can find influence from Beach Boys,Beatles,Queen and XTC and they dont do any of them a disservice.Queen would have killed to have written"Joining A Fan Club".The album is just full of classic hooks and great pop arrangements-listen to "New Mistake".My favourite track on the album is "Glutton of Sympathy" with its slow build to a Harrison style guitar solo which would grace Abbey Road.
Side one is better than side two but this album is still a fantastic album if you enjoy finely crafted pop songs.It was the bands second and last studio album-shame