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Could have been great ...,
This review is from: Neverland (Audio CD)
Having been a big fan of England's favourite rock Mormon, I lost interest in dear Mr Hussey sharply after the revisionist shambles that was Masque. So 20 years later thought I'd give them another shot. If I'm honest, even at height of my fandom they always were a little one toned and austere, and like most goth bands struggled to stretch their winning formula sufficiently. But after the first five tracks I revised that opinion, all great tunes but this time with enough diversity keeping within the Mish formula. I'm thinking this could be the best Mish album yet. And then we get the pseudo piano ballad Stars Don't Shine, Zepplin ripped Celebration, Wonder Stuff cast-off Cry like a Baby and some arse about Swimming with Dolphins. And I haven't even mentioned the Cure rip off song. Once we pass this motley assortment quality levels pick back up again with Neverland and Daddy's Gone to Heaven. If they'd edited to it an 8 track album, would have been great. But mid-section really lets it down. Keeping the Faith ? Only just.