3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
It grows....and grows,
This review is from: Simpatico (Audio CD)
I have to say when I first heard the album and saw the band live I though - Dammit! The Charlatans have hopped on the Ordinary Boys trailer. Tim Burgess turning into Preston!?!! Jeez!
However, I persevered after being a Charlatans fan for over 12 years now and it really has grown on me and I'm impressed. Not sure about the UB40 mention earlier in the review list - I would say there's a more Clash/Specials influence shouting out and City of the Dead is a pure example of the way that The Charlatans pay homage to their influences. I found Up At The Lake a poor effort but this is back on track and may rival Up To Our Hips or Us and Us Only. A highly respectable band that has strived to become something unique for years - AND stop the comparisons between Stone Roses and Insprial Carpets.