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A mixed bag,
This review is from: Rising Above Bedlam (Audio CD)
Some standout tracks here. "Erzuli" and "Bomba", but best of all the dramatically atmospheric "Soledad". Some great contributions from the Invaders make for a convincing 'global' album. But, I can't help thinking guest vocalists on the likes of "I'm Coming Back" and "Ungodly Kingdom" would have benefitted the album overall (Wobble must surely realise his own vocal talents are limited?). As would leaving out the awkwardly pretentious 'experimental' title track (if there is any humour on this track it's applied so thinly it's more likely to leave you wincing than smiling): "Oh look mummy, a speed restriction... a nightclub hostess... a tube of industrial adhesive!". Lyrical "meanderings" which are not saved by the eventual "These are a few of my favourite things". Overall, if you can put up with it's one dreadful flaw, there's some real winners on this album that'll occupy your heart for good.