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An entertaining album,
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This review is from: Sweet Sour (Audio CD)I was raised on a diet of classic rock and found this album very comforting - I feel like a seven year old in the back of my Dad's capri again!
There was a self-conscious irony about the wave of rock bands preceding 'Band of Skulls' - The Datsuns, The Darkness et al. The way they brazenly displayed their influences as if they knew they ought to be ashamed of something but felt that attack was the best form of defence seemed to limit them to producing simple homages to their heroes. No such qualms here, Band of Skulls happily rock out without reserve allowing them to build on their influences and bring the rock sound up to date.
The lyrical rhythm of the title track is very infectious and the time signature of Wanderluster provides an added dimension of interest in the album. The sound is rather heavily produced, however, and lacks the rawness of the Datsuns'. I think this is the major flaw because towards the end of the album the tracks start to blur into one another.
It is a very easy listen though and is keeping me entertained on my daily drive to work. Definitely worth a look