on 4 August 2003
I'm not sure if Juliet is the best song on the album Avalanche, but it certainly makes a great single, and it is backed up variously by Throw the Bouquet and Lightning (CD 1, Blue) Hooligansville and Like Lead (CD 2, Green), all of which are good solid B-sides.
Worth a listen - the album looks like a winner too.
ANDREW J HENDERSON
on 5 August 2003
"Juliet" is an absolutely storming, cheery Summery pop song that you feel you've known for ages the first time you hear it, but with Thea spitting out her usual barbed, bitter lyrics at the self-pitying little madam in question: "There's something so beautifully chic about burning out so young" she sings in a voice that clearly wants to bite the kid's head off!
The four exclusive tracks are also real gems, particularly "Hooligansville" and "Like Lead" (both on CD2), which I would rate amoung her best songs (why she didn't save them to put on the forthcoming CD is staggering...): "You talk about love like it's something you found on your shoe" she hisses at the beginning of "Like Lead". Exactly.
Absolutely fan-bloody-tastic. Mojo says she's the best female singer-songwriter in the last ten years. Nonsense. Make that the best female singer-songwriter ever. (Sorry, Joni who?)