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This review is from: Going Blank Again (Audio CD)
I'm pretty young, 21 to be exact so for obvious reasons I was never into Ride while they were a band. However, I've always classed myself as a bit of an indie kid, but christ I hate modern indie bands. Razorlight, Babyshambles, The View etc etc man they all sound exactly the same, like punk with the distortion turned down.
Ride are the perfect example of how good indie once was, pre-dating Britpop they wrote some cracking albums... this is their best I reckon.
Ambitious to say the least, starting an album with a track just over 8 minutes long, but it works. The juxtaposition is amazing as Leave Them All Behind finishes and the classic pop tune that is Twisterella kicks in.
A lot of people would say Carnival Of Light is Ride's best effort, I'm not saying that's wrong but this one is certainly my personal favourite. It's a little more self-indulgent and places and maybe a bit more of a challenge to get into, but it's ultimately the more rewarding listen.
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Initial post: 6 May 2008 12:21:03 BDT
L. Harris says:
spot on Peter. You've hit the indie nail square on the head with a big taste hammer. I was old enough to see ride the first time around and yes they are tremendous and probably shambolically underrated. I feel exactly the same about so called indie bands of today too...i cannot bear having to endure their over popped constant drudgery...don't even get me started on the 'k' bands...kasabian, killers, kooks......arrrrgggggggggh!!!!
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