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on 6 March 2010
After the beauty of the previous Husky Rescue albums, I was looking forward to this CD a lot.
On first impression, the thing that struck me was that the band, once fore-runners in absolutely jaw-droppingly gorgeous graphic design, seem to have given up the ghost with this release - it comes housed in one of the ugliest covers I have seen in a long, long time. Ghastly. What on earth were they thinking?
The content, then.... I'd say if you own previous releases and are just a casual observer, then you don't particularly need this album.
It sounds like a band treading water, quite frankly. Like their hearts really weren't in it this time around.
Husky Rescue were a band with gorgeous hooks and melodies that drew you in - on this new album, those melodies have all but disappeared - it sounds ambling, meandering, aimless. And, dare I say it, unbearably twee.
It's not all bad, but there's nothing to really grab you like on their other work, it all kind of washes over you in one long, sickly sweet wave.
Back to the drawing board then, guys, surely?