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A definite grower
on 19 February 2004
I cannot believe the Amazon reviewers description of Gaze. Granted, there are some very poppy tunes on it but that applies to most albums. The current trend for boyband fluff is ruining the music market. At last, this is a REAL ALBUM with REAL MUSIC from a REAL BAND and written by REAL WRITERS. Where TBS really score is on songs such as Life VS The Lifeless which is commercial based but hauntingly beautiful. Spit it all Out is a return to such classics as Let Love Speak Up itself, Prettiest Eyes, Look What I found in My Beer and on and on. Alison Wheelers voice is beautiful but a little less harsh that Jacqui Abbott and the album suffers for this, however not a lot. She does a great job. Heaton Rotheray pepper their songs with wonderful lines, as always. "Lips dont miss the wish for a kiss" is but one from the amazing Spit it all Out. I know that South fans argue about which is the best album and this ranks up there along with 0898, Blue is the colour, Welcome, Quench and Paint it Red. I cant call it except to say that there is nothing else in the car at the moment and neither has there been since October when Gaze was released. I like it more every day. I even bought a second one for the house. I rest my case. Gaze is wonderful and the South roll on. May it last forever.