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Great album - hugely underated
on 9 April 2009
I first heard of Ride on a 'Best of Year' tape attached to the front of VOX magazine - my first introduction to Indie music. The song 'From Time to Time' was their contribution. I was overawed by the layered melodies and ghost like vocals. I was smitten and bought the album as soo as I could. Overall, the rest of the album doesn't disappoint. The songs are varied enough in sound. Some of the lyrics are a litle lacking in thought and depth but hey I'll forgive them that. As one of the previous reviewers points out this is a different style from their earlier albums which, whilst I find enjoyable, don't have the same tightness and quality in production of Carnival of Light. This version of the album has three extra songs appended to the end that are in the same vain as the album and I'd only previouslyheard on an obscure Tour album called 'Live Light' - I always thought they merited being on the album. I've never heard the studio versions but expect them to not disappoint. I've just placed my order for this extended version.
Ride - you changed my life. Shame you couldn't polish up Tarantula!