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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The return with a broader horizon...
The young lads from Scotland with a talent for a tune return with their follow up to their critically acclaimed first album with 'Which Bitch', which to be very blunt, is much the same and yet it isn't. How can this be you may ask?

Here is a band who knows who they are. Jolly, rock orientated numbers are what The View is already known for, with lyrics ranging...
Published on 18 Jan 2009 by Luke Jones

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1.0 out of 5 stars Just a CD & not a DVD
Just a CD & not a DVD in sight. Sending it backs just a hassle but it needs to be cleared up this has NO, or mine had NO DVD!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The return with a broader horizon..., 18 Jan 2009
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Luke Jones "ljayjonesy" (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Which Bitch? (Audio CD)
The young lads from Scotland with a talent for a tune return with their follow up to their critically acclaimed first album with 'Which Bitch', which to be very blunt, is much the same and yet it isn't. How can this be you may ask?

Here is a band who knows who they are. Jolly, rock orientated numbers are what The View is already known for, with lyrics ranging from youth partying in the same pair of jeans for days on end, to becoming a superstar within any profession. Yet, with 'Which Bitch', it is pleasantly surprising that they have found new areas to their music without comprising their old sound (which seems to be happening to too many bands as of late). Lead single '5 Rebecca's' tells the story of the band meeting 5 girls called Rebecca on a night out, and its a rocky powerful number which sets up proceedings very productively. Current single 'Shock Horror' finds the band in familar territory as well, but still it has such charm and power to have even the most reserved bouncing up in rave glory, and the lyric 'I feel sorry for you man/you've forgotten to clap your hands' should soon be a live staple.

That aside, there are new sides found here. Most predominantly a duet with Paolo Nutini on 'Covers', a terrifically sped balled incorporating sharp lyrics with a soothing yet playful tune, talking about getting their girl out of bed in the morning in a nutshell. Equally impressive is the slightly rap inspired 'One Off Pretender', with witty rap spoken lyrics spoken over a fast beat, which will remind fans of 'Skag Trendy' from the first offering.

Some ideas do not work so well, mainly the dreary and tiresome final two songs which never lead anywhere beyond scratchy acoustics and dreamy lyrics. Beyond that, the ideas new and old incorporate well into a final piece of work worthy of The View.

Still sounding quite unique and still great. Recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 3 J's, 2 teams and The View, 10 Feb 2009
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A. Ochia (Aberdeen, Grampian United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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I have to take my hat off to The View. They have really delivered with their 2nd album. I've got used to countless recent bands breaking through with a great debut and struggling with the 2nd album. The Fratelli's and Razorlight among others spring to mind. The View slipped off the radar after touring their debut and I assumed that they had either burned themselves out with their well known appetite for partying or had just ran out of steam/ideas.

Thankfully, they seem to have been honing their craft and have unexpectedly come up with a remarkably assured collection of songs. Their sound has moved on from the clear guitar sound of the debut with the introduction of strings and a much subtler overall soundscape with a couple of duets thrown in. The songs are excellent as well. These range from punky indie rockers like "5 Rebbecca's" to sing along acoustic orchestral pieces like "Covers". All the things that made the debut memorable are all here but in a different kind of way. They have actually moved on and appear to have done it with remarkable ease. Credit must be given to them for sticking with producer Owen Morris who certainly seems to have a genuine affection for the band. He even co-writes one song as well as plays on a few of the songs. There's a lot of humour in these songs and it sounds as they're all having fun which can only be a good thing in the current climate.

If this is it for The View they can be proud of the two pieces of work they've produced. I've a feeling that there's more to come as they certainly have a bit more going for them than they're usually given credit for.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hats, Bonnets, Bowlers and Stetsons Off, 4 Feb 2009
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The second album from Dundee's finest sees a more expansive sound with the introduction of none other than brass and strings. For me personally this has been a revelation. Whilst I enjoyed 'Hats off..', their sound now is more rounded whilst still not deserting the foundations of the first album. The lighter moments on the album, particularly Unexpected and Distant Doubloon (with it's oompah backbeat) are an absolute joy. Unreseverdly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Which Bitch? The one you should listen to!, 23 July 2009
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John Hughes (Grangemouth, Stirlingshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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What a revelation, far superior to Hats off To The Buskers. With all the hype laden offerings from current bands, I'm so often disappointed when I buy music nowadays. This album knocked me out from the very first listen, I must admit it was somewhat unexpected as I was not blown away by their first offering. This second album ticks all the boxes. Do yourself a favour and get yourself a copy of Which Bitch? you will not regret it. Fantastic.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Just a CD & not a DVD, 4 Jun 2014
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Just a CD & not a DVD in sight. Sending it backs just a hassle but it needs to be cleared up this has NO, or mine had NO DVD!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great view, 18 Jun 2013
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P. Deas "Peem" (Forfar) - See all my reviews
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Another great album from the Dryburgh lads. Full of great lyrics, straight from the schemes. Great DVD too, great stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Purchase, 26 Jan 2013
This beautiful white vinyl sounds unbelievably good, every song. You won't regret buying this record from the best Scottish band there has ever been. The View are on fire
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab, 24 Jan 2013
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Love The View and this album doen't let them down. Item came very quickly and was excellent value for money.
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4.0 out of 5 stars As good as the gig, 11 Dec 2012
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Saw them live in a little venue in Stockholm. They were great so I decided to buy the back catalogue and have not been disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good value!, 5 Aug 2012
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good price, quick delivary and GREAT CD by a fantastic band! cant wait to buy the next view CD! excellent and definate purchase.
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