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Just No Fun Anymore.
on 13 June 2003
After the excellent Science & Nature I was looking forward to this album but I have to say I feel a little disappointed. Where's the fun lyrics and the catchy tunes, Where's the slow thoughtful tracks.
I have all the Bluetones albums, and enjoyed them all, but in my view this is the weakest. It is brave of the Bluetones to changes their sound but I don't really feel it was necessary.
I wish they had carried on where the last album ('Science & Nature') had left off but this album just seems to lack the warmth and charm that their other albums possessed. There are little glimpses of it here and there especially with "Never Going Nowhere" (which for me is the best track on the album) but mostly this album sounds overly loud and garish. At times it almost feels as if all the instruments are fighting against each other to be heard (Little Bear) and it doesn't make for a very pleasant listen.
It's not all bad. The first four tracks are all very good and "Never Going Nowhere" is excellent. It's just, for me, the rest of the album lets it down.
If you absolutely love everything the Bluetones have done before then buy this and judge it for yourself.
Overall: 3 out of 5. There is half a very good album here.