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on 22 August 2006
I wasn't expecting too much from this album. The single, "Bolt The Doors", didn't grab me too much (heard through crappy computer speakers, it sounded a bit like beefed-up Libertines), and the image (leather-jackets-cuban-heels-rock-n-roll-bad-boy Gallagher brothers posturing) put me off a bit. I'm getting older and sometimes a bit too cynical...
...What a brilliant album! .. just jumps out the speakers, grabs you by the lapels and slaps you on the face. I've not a heard a better R'n'B album since Dr Feelgood's "Stupidity" ( that's proper R'n'B, by the way, not that homogenised, soft-focus pap they pass off as an excuse for soul music these days). Some old riffs, some new, but bucketloads of energy and swagger. "Don't Leave Me Hangin'" and "Turn Around" would both have made better singles than "Bolt The Doors", but I suppose it was a bit poppier and radio-friendly. "Magic Blues" and "Revelations" are fantastic book-ends for a great album.
I'm off to buy some new boots and a leather jacket.