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Ohwhoohwhoa Listen to The Music!,
This review is from: The Music (Audio CD)
Having been drawn to The Music by their impressive live support slots and EPs I knew pretty much what to expect from this album. A Led Zep rock foundation supplemented by a stoned rock cacophony, some funk/dance/baggy influenced drumming and one of the strongest vocal talents to emerge in recent years. Indeed, it is worth buying this just to hear the range, agility and overall ability of the lead singer Robert Harvey.
The Music would be a lot more successful if they stripped down their songs to three/four minutes and got rid of some of the crecendos and noise that can appear to drone on for a bit too long. But global domination is not their aim just yet, getting their music out ot the masses is obviously their first port of call.
The rhythms,riffs and vocal performances all show great potential and inventiveness but their accessibilty is limited due to a bit too much self indulgence. I can imagine quite a few people being turned of by the first track but perseverance will be rewarded when listening to this. They are not afraid to rock with attitude ,intensity, volume and aplomb.
When it works boy does it work. They know how to build up a crescendo and the template that works to such magnificent heights on The People and Take the long Road... is adapted and fine tuned on other songs. Other stand out tracks are the funky rock of Getaway and Truth is No Words which bring Led Zep and Hawkwind into the 21st century. Human builds from, a slow down tempo stone blissed out rock to something much much bigger. It slows down for the last two tracks but everyone's dancing boots and ears probably need a rest after a while. This leaves you feeling much more relaxed at the end but on the whole this is a great album to boost energy levels, get your rocks off to and sing/yell along to in the car.
Not a great album but a very promising start with five very very good songs one of which The People is a modern classic. Not currently for everyone but with a bit of work The Music could live up to their name.
P.S. You must go see them live, I promise you it will be a memorable and exhilirating experience.