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less than jake - anthem
on 22 May 2003
From start to finish, this is a BEAUTY of an album, every track different from the last...in fact...every track different from anything they've ever done! And yes, the rumours are true, they have toned the horn section down a bit...never a good thing, but it doesn't ditract from the great songs they have come up with this time! When im reading a review i like to see someone go through it track by track...so i will:
1. Welcome to the New South - Upbeat, fast...and generally a catchy tune
2. The Ghost of you and me - A really good track, the new single in fact! One of the best here
3. Look What Happened - A newly recorded version of their B&B classic, mixed views about it...i personally think its better than the original
4.The Science of selling yourself short - slower than the rest, but this song just makes you smile so much...rogers voice is on TOP form for this album
5. Short fuse burning - Fastest on the album? i think so...u might have heard this live if u went to there May tour.
6. Motown never sounded so good - Again, properly good song...not much else to say on that one!
7. The upwards war and the down turned cycle - if i HAD to give my least favourite track it wld be this one, still totally listenable tho!
8. Escape from the A-Bomb House - Wow, quite emotional lyrics these...one of the best on the album!
9. Best Wishes to your black lung - Best song on the album...infact if it wasnt for 'Hows My Driving Doug Hastings' this would be there best song ever
10. She's Gonna Break Soon - Good song, pretty catchy chorus...most people will know this one though!
11. Thats why they call it a union - I've taken to this song more, the more i heard it...sounds like it should be on Hello Rockview
12. Plastic Cup Politics - Hang on...THIS is the best song on the album!
13. The Brightest Buld Has burnt out - just chris and an guitar, then it breaks in to a chorus that is just perfect to be played live
14. Surrender - some people dont like covers...this is a good one
So i implore you to buy this album as soon as possible, totally worth the cash...and if u get the chance, SEE THEM LIVE!