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what you would expect
on 24 May 2004
Frankly, I love the coral... Many of their songs seem melodic and smooth and then jump to a crazy guitar fest before finishing... Some start as insane as they end... This mini album is really what youd expect - it sounds quite rushed, not quite perfected. The songs all have the same twist that was found in the first two albums, but here it is all together too unsubtle, and quite a bit less enjoyable...
I keep wanting to go back to listen to magic and medicine and the coral (the album), but i just dont get that with this really... it lacks the songs that just stick in your head... the insanity of 'simon diamond' and 'in the forest' are a couple of supurb songs, the quality of which is simply not matched here unfortunately... but then it is what it is - its not really a full album, and i strongly beleive that the corals next release will be as supurb as there first.
if you have neither of the first two albums, then i suggest you buy one first, as they are far better put together... if you already own both BUY THIS... although it lacks the brilliance present in the others, it is still a good (not great)album in its own right, and gives you 'more of that infectious sound' (as a fellow reviewer so wisely put it)...