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This review is from: Slideling (Audio CD)
This recording provides a neat change in pace to listeners expecting an Echo and the Bunnymen clone. Whilst Ian McCulloch has always regarded himself as a balladeer, the music produced by the Bunnymen to me has always seemed somewhat of a synthesis between all of the band members. Here we hear unadulterated McCulloch, shorn of the jangling guitars of Will Sergeant.
The album starts off with a kick, Love In Veins, which really wakes you up. Thereafter the album takes a quieter path, with some passing nods to other writers such as Lou Reed. Having been listening to the album most of theEaster holidays ( I was lucky enough to win this as 2nd prize on Radio 6 – signed by Ian himself no less) I have started to make decisions about which tracks are my favourites – at the minute surely Kansas, which seems vaguely reminiscent of Frank Black in one of his quieter moments ,and the opening Love In Veins.
Another Train has some nice touches, changing the tempo nicely between the verse and the chorus.
Altogether the album displays depth and thoughfullness.