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This review is from: Statues (Audio CD)
The Open's first album was nothing short of spectacular. Instantly catchy, beautifully written and packed full of awesome songs. Unfortunately, where 'The Silent Hours' was an upbeat, enjoyable affair, 'Statues' is the Open experimenting with depression, and doing it badly. 'Forever' is a superb track, but from there the album just gets less and less exciting. By the fifth track, you feel much the same as you may have done when 'Kid A' came out. All that anticipation, all that hype and all you're left with at the end is a boring, slightly misfired experiment.
The Open do not do moody well. They never have and never will. More catchy riffs please.