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Could Have Done Better
on 24 November 2008
Robert Johnson's Tombstone was a return to form for a band that had come so near to destruction and as an album, was very nearly perfect. Never pushing the envelope, but providing exactly what you always expected in the form of rock steady songs interspersed with more thoughtful numbers.
This though, while very likeable, is less immediate and requires a fair number of spins before you form a real impression of the contents. That said though, it is an album of two halves with the first 6 songs creating far less impact than the last 6, indeed, I find that if you play this album in "random play" on the cd player that it actually improves the "listenability" overall.....maybe it was intentional, maybe it was not, but as it stands, for me, only half the album comes across at the level one expects from Thunder!
Doubtless the band will highlight the better numbers from the album on their upcoming tour and hopefully, this will be culled from the latter half of the album.....!