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IT'S GETTING BETTER MAN,
This review is from: The Invisible Invasion (Audio CD)
THE CORAL The Invisible Invasion
Deltasonic Records. 12 tracks.
At a time when our media feels there is need to force-feed us poor reincarnations of already poor 80s pop groups (Bravery/Duran Duran, Coldplay/Simple Minds, U2/U2), it's reassuring that British music can still boast bands like the Coral. Following the disappointment of third outing "Nightfreaks..." (an album which showcased a band exhausting themselves of ideas) another release from The Coral, so quickly after didn't seem to make sense. Delightful opener 'She Sings The Mourning' dispelled any doubts instantly... the band hade thankfully realised why we loved them so much on those first two albums. On the negative side there is nothing here to match tracks like 'Dreaming Of You' or 'Goodbye' but on a much larger positive side, this is devoid of the filler that marred their earlier offerings; it's easily their first complete album. Whilst you do miss the playfulness of their initial work you can't help but feel excited to hear an established act (they have after all released four albums now) which is still maturing and still improving (and the oldest member is only 24!). There aren't many bands like the Coral; capable of making such an essentially retro sound so modern (and most importantly so fresh and relevant).