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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as LSVO., 6 Oct. 2007
This review is from: Pull the Pin (Audio CD)
Its phonics time again and after a definate return to form with language sex violence other? (LSVO) pull the pin is somewhat in the same vain. Lets it be known The phonics haven't recaptured the promising start of Word gets around and Preformance and cocktails. LSVO? was brilliant how many bands make records of that quality for their fifth effort?
So what does pull the pin mean for the band?
The anti-war esque "Soldiers make good targets" Starts off as a riproaring rock extravaganza with a killer rift and some solid lyrics overall not bad 7/10
"pass the buck" is a fantastic song. Very catchy and a return of phonics at their best. Quite a grower. 9/10
"It means nothing" This song is phonics trying to be coldplay and coming close. However it Dosen't grow like a colplay song...oh and the phonics aren't coldplay. 7/10
"bank holiday monday" Disapointing first single. Trying to pick up where they left off from LSVO? they have no substance in this song. 4/10
"Daisy lane" is this albums rewind. Quite poiniant and touching. Not bad 6/10
"stone" Takes AGES to get going and a little one dimentional. Yet a real grower. 7/10
"my friends" and "I could lose ya" both filler tracks i could lose ya the better of the two yet a little annoying 5/10
"bright red star" A good song i dare say it was the best off kellys "only the names have been changed" album and has been used on this album. Some suspect lyrics at points but a change from the rock and roll standard on this album. Somehow they get away with it. 8/10
"Lady luck" Outstanding track. The real standout on the album Fierce and straight to the point. You can tell time has been spent to make this song brilliant. 10/10
"crush" Real footstomping glam rock killer track with a rift to follow. Again everone preforms brilliantly. 9/10
"drowning" Not bad, very angry song and a real grower not a great end to the album but more memorable than the mess that was "feel" on the last album 7/10

So there it is hardly groundbreaking and a little more scatty and loose than the last effort. LSVO? was tight and a rampant rockfest. This is more like a mixture of the best bits of YGGTTCB (fourth album) with the rock touches of LSVO. What lets the album down is the fillers like bank holiday and i could loose ya. Such poor efforts. Otherwise its great and should keep older fans intrested. But think of it this way how many bands are still going strong enough for folks to take intrest in their sixth album? In todays fast food music culture phonics still pull out a few crackers.7/10
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