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5.0 out of 5 stars A grower, 6 May 2004
This review is from: Do You Imagine Things? (Audio CD)
On first hearing, this album is a mess. The tracks don't seem to go together at all. Nothing seems to work and there seems to be a huge bland gap in the middle.
But listen to it again, and again, and again, and you find a classic. You find that every single song is perfect. "People" makes a great opener, introducing Alfie's new "Up tempo" movement. This is retained in the bizzarre "Stuntman", which is easily their heaviest song yet. Then we're treated to some classic Alfie with "Winding Roads", before a whole host of beautiful melodies and strange landscapes are painted for the discerning listener.
The last three tracks are possibly the best three songs of 2003. "The Indoor League" is my personal favourite, probably because when live, you don't want it to end. Also because it tells the story of a magical pair of shoes. "Chop Chop" is almost exactly the same as ELO's "Mr. Blue Sky," which may well be the highest praise avaliable. The album closes with a rock mini-epic "Hey Mole".
Like Radiohead's Kid A, what you get out of it depends on what you put into it. For anyone who wants something a bit different and is prepared to stomach a disapointing first listen, I would reccommend this.
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