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Poor for a great band like the charlies
on 12 February 2004
I love the Charlatans always have, but lets be brutal, this album is pap, like many bands before them they brought an album out during a music "sence" Brit Pop in this case and tailored the music accordingly. Problem was the charlies were always much better than Brit pop, remember Echo Belly? Yes? ah, you do but you try not to think about them too much, fair enough.
Its not like the album actually sounds like elastica (thank good) its just The Charlatans, well its a little bit too cheesy, esepcially songs like Here comes another soul savour. There isn't the variation of there other albums either, this one is all one paced. Up to our Hips and Between 10th and 11th, have a depth and darkness to them, while Some friendly and Telling stories is just full of absolutley amazing songs.
Having said all that it does have some highs on it, Just looking and bullet comes are great songs but overall this was a massive disappointment when i first heard it and still is 8 years later.
If your a massive Charlies fan like me your gonna buy this anyway
if your looking to get into them check out Telling stories first. Its probably their best album and one that is more indicative of the charlies sound.