on 25 November 2003
this is disappointing. i could be being unfair, in itself it's not a poor album, jumpy, rhythmic, and a little bit spikey. the trouble is that the first album, other animals, is brilliant, creative, never dull, and full of potential, and this is the same album with better production values (all good so far, the first was pretty scratchy) and with more focus on the catchy and dancy bits (should be good also, right?) but the let down is just that. why make another album? i could always just play the first one twice, (or one and a half times, since at 27 minutes long this barely scrapes beyond EP length) and why cut out the less rythmic bits? and why play the same riff a million times? this is so cold and frankly formulaic, no wit, no surprises, wearing after about 5 tracks. man it gets me down!
i guess we're always judged by our past. it makes it hard to be objective about the things that matter. if you're afraid of edgy then buy this. if you've got patience and get bored of the sameold then other animals is your bag.