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5.0 out of 5 stars This is the real mccoy!!!!!!, 28 Mar. 2004
This review is from: Liquid Skin (Audio CD)
Having been quite scathing of UK bands and particularly of the 'music of today' I came to this album with some reservation and trepidation but boy was I wrong? These guys are the real deal, the real mccoy. Embrace are often talked about in almost hushed reverential tones as the purveyors of Britpop and I can see why. This is not Britpop. This is Southern-fried, gently flowing, ambient Blues a la early-Little Feat. That is no exaggeration. I can actually hear Lowell George in this chap's vocal delivery. Blimey, this is England for bodsakes!!! What's going on? Can music be this good? Yes it can. At no point do I feel they are robbing from this great music, they are adding to it and enhancing it.
Imagine it's the late-60's and California's bands had somehow sheared off and gone in a slightly different direction, gaining hindsight of what was to follow and then creating their own way of doing things, you would be close to what Gomez are doing with Liquid Skin. I love this album. It's dreamy, wonderfully presented, faithful to the influences but forward-thinking enough that people in 30 years will look back with fondness at what they are doing. Forget the rip-off that Paul Weller is and listen to this band. A classic!
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Initial post: 13 Dec 2011 10:08:38 GMT
Def Jef says:
Weirdly I didn't get into this album at first. Too noisy. Too inconsistent. Too many time signature changes. Too many apparently studio edits. Too many ideas all in the same song. Now I recommend it to anyone who hates 'today's music' (although of course it no longer is today's music). It is beyond superlative because it is noisy, inconsistent, contains endless time signature changes, brilliant playing and is chock full of ideas. Anyone doing that in 'today's music' 'cos I'm on the search and have only found Porcupine Tree and Everything Everything neither of whom have the soul of Gomez but boy can they play?

Posted on 27 Aug 2012 14:58:30 BDT
GlynLuke says:
Not sure what Paul Weller`s got to do with Gomez - but a `rip-off`? Nonsense. He`s a terrific, soulful rock singer who`s written some great songs. You could accuse almost anyone of ripping off someone else. The Beatles, Elvis, Little Richard, Springsteen...they all took from what had gone before, then made something of their own from their inspirations. As did Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz...
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