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This review is from: The Script (Audio CD)
Once in a while a band springs into popular consciousness fully formed and dripping with talent. The Script are one such. Great voice, excellent drumming; songwriting, playing and arranging all of high quality. Other commentators have drawn parallels with John Mayer, Coldplay, Paolo Nutini and Sting, and they are not too wide of the mark. Interestingly, those comparisons are intended to highlight an unease over originality, but a common thread is also that these artists are so adept at what they do, many people find them annoying.
I was unmoved by debut single "We Cry" - they evidently listen to a lot more hip hop/R n B or whatever you'd call it than I do. The album leads off with that song, but then there follows a straight run of 5 hook-laden pop songs that certainly justify the price of admission, from Before the Worst to Rusty Halo (something in the voice in that one reminds me of nothing more than `80's Aussies Men at Work!). The Man Who Can't Be Moved is the song that changed my mind - "self-pitying toss", another reviewer called it, a label encompassing some 80% of pop music. Lyrically, it doesn't bear too close an inspection - the guy is more likely to get a restraining order than a reconciliation. But, it's touching in its way, and as catchy as hell. Weakest track is "If You See Kay" - just an excuse for a naughty acronym.
It all may pall eventually, but for now, it's glued to the cd player.