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4.0 out of 5 stars Great new album but leaves you wanting more, 30 April 2007
This review is from: OCEAN COLOUR SCENE / ON THE LEYLINE (Audio CD)
When I first listened to this, the first track "I Told You So" seemed very simple and almost early Beatles in its sound. However, when I played the next 5 tracks I realised what a class album and a class act OCS are. The songs are so well written, coupled with Fowlers superb lyrics each song takes on its own meaning and intensity, inturn each compliment eachother. Each time I listened another track stood out. "Go To The Sea" has to be the one which stands out just slighty from the others with some great lines a heavy bass and suberb rifts by Cradock. But each time you listen you have a new favourite. "For Dancers only" is a great song and is written by Paul Weller, the band make it their own but you can hear Wellers' influence. After playing the first track a few times it is indeed catchy and you find yourself liking it more every time, complemented by tracks 2-6. It is an album of 2 halves. From 7 to 13 brings you down with more ballad songs and thats where Simon Fowler comes into his own, 9 "Don't Get Me" is fantastic. Each one of these songs has its a different appeal. The Album is overall great but at around 40 mins long is a tad too short. It leaves you wanting more. Ocean Colour have never been ones to conform with the rest and are much more than the britpop label that they got in the 90's. I can't help but think that if Ocean were one of the media "in" bands, then this album would be at the top of the charts for a long time. It is that good anyway, it just might be. Highly Recommend.
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Initial post: 20 Feb 2008 01:41:03 GMT
""For Dancers only" is a great song and is written by Paul Weller, the band make it their own but you can hear Wellers' influence"... Possibly the most redundant statement ever. What are you saying here? You can hear Paul Weller's influence on a song HE wrote. Well there's a useful point well made! Isn't it more relevant that a) the 'Scene are influential enough to hire Mr W to do a quick writing turn on their LP, and yet, b) even the band themselves are bored of their own songs after all those (very similar) albums. The last one was about 40% covers... Aren't there better new bands out there?!
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