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This review is from: The Trials Of Van Occupanther (Audio CD)
This is indeed a band of earnest young fellows. They probably need to lighten up a bit. I suppose King Crimson and Radiohead aren't a barrel of laughs either. 'Van' is slightly less ponderous than 'Courage of Others' - of which I am anyway growing increasingly fond - and is quirky and musically adventurous in a good way. Part Byrds and part English (at least as much as Americans can get) prog folk. Midlake have it all to gain and we need bands with this potential to come through. Encourage them and buy this album. You only have to turn on the radio to realise there is no time to lose.