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No (thy need not worry) Thyself,
This review is from: No Thyself (Bonus 11th Track / Digipak Version) (Audio CD)Listening to this you could be forgiven for thinking that it contains some of John Mcgeoch's and Barry Adamson's finest work. Of course, neither of them appear on this recording. Noko (guitar) has taken Mcgeoch's flanged, brittle sound and developed it a step further and kind of made it his own. Stan (bass) is solid and at the same time as intricate as Barry Adamson at his best.
Howards lyrics, as thought provoking as ever, are delivered in a way that only Devoto can and the gliding and haunting melodies of Dave Formula's keyboard are excellent. John Doyle holds the whole sound together quite masterfully.
Magazine have been a favourite of mine for over thirty years. When I heard they were making new music (after 3 decades) I was worried - what if it was a complete let down? I need not have worried, this album is fantastic and, dare I say, well worth the wait.