2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 11 May 2010
Great debut album. In my opinion better than their second studio album "On The Brain". Catchy riffs and honest witty lyrics about everyday experiences.
If you like early Arctic Monkeys you will probably like this, similar in the way that a lot of their songs are highly energetic and thrashy good for indie anthems :-)
Standout tracks for me are:
# Going Round to Have a Word
# Poppy Bird
# Fight Music for the Fight
# Rosey Lee
# Trip to The Golden Arches
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 9 November 2006
Well, this year has seen the release of many albums by band that have disappointed in comparison to the demos. Bands over-producing and unnecessarily tinkering with lyrics.
Luckily, this album bucks that trend. Not only does it not detract from the songs we've heard before it improves on everyone of them. The production here is absolutely superb.
It really kicks off from the beginning with the intro leading into the banging "What Ifs Maybes". The theme carries on throughout the album interspersed with the slower "Poppy Bird" and the absolutely sublime "Rosey Lee".
The album flies by, leaving you breathless and wanting more.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 14 November 2006
'Dits From the Commuter Belt' is the debut album from Sheffield trio 'Bromheads Jacket'. However, after just one listen of the album, you begin to realise that this isn't just another group of wannabe's jumping on the Arctic Monkeys bandwagon. In fact, the band has been very keen not to produce anything similar to what has come out of the city before them. To place the album into a particular category would be unfair to the lads, who have worked so hard to produce a CD that they could be proud of. It is by far thr best album I have heard this year. The humorous and truthful lyrics everybody can relate to, the raw sounds of their instruments, the catchy rifts and striking chorus' are just a few of the things that makes this a 'complete album'. It features a great range of sounds and different songs, from the hard hitting slower tracks 'Rosie Lee' and 'Poppy Bird' to many heavier, forceful tracks such as 'He Likes Them Airbrushed' and 'Hazy In Yately'. Music lovers are urged not to just think of 'Bromheads Jacket' as just another Sheffield band produced to look and sound like all the rest. In fact, none of the band actually hail from the steel city, with their title as a Sheffield band coming from the fact they met whilst studying there. Tim (Vocals/Guitar/Lyrics) is from Hampshire, Jono (Bass) is from St Albans and Dan (Drums) comes from Haydock. This album has been anticipated and raved about for the best part of a year and now that it has finally hit the shops, buying it is the only practical step any music lover must take.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 22 March 2007
This band from Sheffield is bound to draw comparisons with Arctic Monkeys as although there music can be said to sound similar, there are noticable differences between the two. Milburn can also be bracketed into this group, but they are much more similar to Monkeys than Bromheads. Bromheads have produced a great album here and perhaps if it wasn't for Monkeys then they would have had more commercial success. However you can't deny that Bromheads have ability and perhaps more potential to improve on their debut effort. The standout tracks for me are 'Poppy Bird' and 'Trip To The Golden Arches', theses are two different tracks and perhaps best sum Bromheads' sound. 'Poppy Bird' is a slow song which narrates the story of a tube journey, where as 'Golden Arches' is about a trip to McDonalds. Both these songs are told in a witty way, the only comparisons that can be drawn with the Monkeys is that their songs are about real life experiences. However both bands are leading the new wave of music and I would class Bromheads right up there as well.