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on 18 May 2006
After seeing the Paddingtons live a few times, i was very excited about this album . Live, they have an energy you cant ignore. Have this album is yet another album released by a band in the'indie revelution' post Libertines that it a complete let down. The opener 'Some old girl' is one of the few highlights on the album, catchy , raw, fast and a great way to open the album. 50 to a £ and 'worse for wear' are attempts at the Clash but come of more Green day. 'Loser' however is another highlight, written by the drummer, is again a catchy power pop song, however this seems to be a theme running throu the album and it gets very boring.
Lyrically and vocally they are limited, and the album begins to sound like a band tribute to the early punk era. The Clash's influnce is so strong over this band, they have even attempted and ska/reggae song in 'alright in the morning', but thats what it is an attempt. This ablums is nothing new, if you love the early punk sound of raw guitars, like songs about hangovers and getting hammered then buy it. Again a good attempt by a band , but its says it all then an album finsh's with a song called 'sorry'