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Promised lots - delivered little
on 16 June 2006
I, too, saw Sandi Thom's TOTP performance of "I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker..." and thought: "My! A decent new artist at last!" So I bought the album when it came out - most unlike me; I usually listen to them first in HMV.
The opening track was quite reasonable (despite starting like it was a rip-off of one of K T Tunstall's tracks from "Eye to the Telescope"). Then we get the single ("I Wish I Was &c.") - all still good.
Sadly, from that point onwards the album descended into pop mediocrity. Tight musicianship and well-produced, but boring. I was very disappointed, and annoyed I had been suckered by the media hype. The album, folks, is distinctly average and unremarkable - industry pop, and nothing at all in the vein of "I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker...", which is the best track by a country mile.
Trust me - I've given this album a lot of my time, and several airings. My opinion hasn't changed. If you like bland average pop, buy it. If it's something special you're looking for, avoid this album.
In fact, buy something recorded in '77 or '69 instead.