War Stories [Limited Edition] Limited Edition
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A tad over-long at 14 tracks (including the 14 minute finale, 'When Things Explode') War Stories is nevertheless like good quality dark chocolate: rich and flavoursome, with a distinct and pleasingly bitter edge.
I can happily say that I have been there since Psyence Fiction and, in my opinion, they have improved vastly and gained a maturity that I wish their contemporaries would consider. I am so very sick of The Chemical Brothers now. When will they learn? Having been staunchly anti-rock and pro-techno through most of my teens made me privy to the alternative sounds of Unkle in the first place, but it is now the abrasive rock sound that has drawn me back to them yet again. We seem to be maturing in parallel.
All of their albums had their place in time. They were very much of the moment. Very fashionable pieces of music made obvious by the ridiculous amount of merchandise that surrounded them. This album is no exception and i'm sure there will be silly plastic figures and £300 pairs of trainers to accompany this release. But I still like the music.
The album is very rock and, like I said, moody. Its probably got an agenda (its called War Stories for heaven's sake) but I don't care what it is.Read more ›
an inspired choice of guest vocalists (the Gavin Clark of Clayhill & Ian Astbury tracks are fabulous) just show how on top of his game Lavelle is.
sometimes an lp grabs me so much intitally that after a week or so, i'm almost bored of it, but trust me, there's no way you could be bored by this...it's got the lot.
without a doubt, one of the top three lps of the year.
With this album though they may have taken a step too far in the Radiohead direction that beats & breaks fans won't appreciate so much. The UNKLE sound is still there- rich orchestration, complex drums, melancholic melodies- but what one of the other reviewers has called "mature" I'd call "passionless". The whole thing just has a slight hint of resignedness that makes it, for me, not as good as "Never Never Land" was.
As I was particularly disappointed with the vocal guest appearances, then I was happy to get the limited edition 2CD version which includes a second disc containing all the instrumental versions of the songs on the first disc, in the same order. I have a feeling that disc two is the one I'll be going back to repeatedly.
I'm also looking forward to hearing some of these tracks being remixed.
However on the limited edition 2CD version, the packaging is TERRIBLE. Really, really poor. It is a chunky "what shelf will that go on?" box that is badly designed so that the inner part wedges awkwardly. The CDs don't sit properly in their 'slots'. The tracklist is printed onto the outer vacuum-plastic that you have to destroy in order to open it- why?! Music aside, UNKLE albums have had some awful packaging.
If you like this album, try also Rob Dougan's "Furious Angels" album.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was my first taste of Unkle after hearing a track on the X Files movie soundtrack - what can I say, I was immediately hooked!Published 1 month ago by PAUL KING
There isn't a bad track on this album. Of all the UNKLE albums this is stands out by a long way.Published 5 months ago by Frostie
What can I write about an style of music other than if you've never heard them and like electric and rock then give it a goPublished on 26 Nov. 2013 by Goonless
I absolutely love this CD, it has depth and style; a quality CD that I play a lot as there is much to discover in it. I highly recommend it. Read morePublished on 21 April 2013 by Dee
If you love QOSTA or any of the Desert Sessions - you are going to like this. Has the heaviness with some good electro dance vibes to it.Published on 6 Feb. 2013 by Mrs NC Rowlstone
As an on-mass buyer of general CDs I'm interested in around the Christmas period, I tend to find myself skimming through quite a few albums and picking out my favourite singles to... Read morePublished on 26 Jan. 2013 by Jack Gale