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5.0 out of 5 stars Unkle Bob make a welcome return with thier decond album, 24 Aug 2010
This review is from: Shockwaves (Audio CD)
It's difficult to write an objective review of an album you've been privy to from it's very inception. From the first time the band announced on stage "here's a new song called Satellite" all that time ago to the most recent gigs showcasing the new material, I've grown up with these songs. They've become part of my music collection and whilst it's nice to finally hear them in their final format it's difficult to remove yourself into a critical position.

If they were once referred to as REM for the Coldplay generation the opening track "Satellite" should see them called Coldplay for the Arcade Fire generation. It's poppy, it's rocky...and wouldn't feel out of place on "Viva La Vida" The whole album is tinged with Crosby, Stills & Nash harmonies and is reminiscent of "Rumours" era Fleetwood Mac in places.

When I first heard the early demos of track 4 "Let it Go" I thought if any song they've written in the last few years epitomizes the new Unkle Bob sound it's this. The final version heard here is a bright, sparkly pop song. Pulling heavy on their West Coast 70's American rock influences, you could imagine playing this at full volume cruising down a highway in an open top car.

If you liked their first album "Sugar and Spite" then you'll love this. Unkle Bob have matured and their music has too. A few line-up changes along the way add to the mix rather than detract from it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb second album, 25 Dec 2010
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N. K. Bullock (Altrincham, Cheshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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Just received this for Christmas and what a great album it is!
Their debut was great but the sound on this is even better.
Wonderful playing,great melodies an hooks.
Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shockwaves of delight, 15 Feb 2011
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M. Melander (Runcorn, Cheshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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If you were already a fan of the band and you own 'Sugar and Spite' (the first album) then you probably already own 'Shockwaves' and me telling you
how utterly brilliant it is is a waste of your time. However, if you're a newcomer to the band then you have come across a truly wonderful record. Great
songs with the band's trademark lyrical twists and superb musicianship. I've seen Unkle Bob compared to Radiohead, REM, The Byrds and a few other
very good bands but I think this album stands on its own as a wonderful record in its own right. Stand out songs for me are 'Brighter', 'Ships on the
Shoreline' and 'Let it Go'.
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