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Classic Prefab Sprout
on 29 November 2009
Its funny cos I remember Paddy saying back in 1992 he had loads of songs ready for a new album, he must have been referring to this one, shame it took so long to actually do the deed. Having said that, the album does have an aura of the 90's about it, so its not just hype.
The highlight of the album has to be Ride. Its just so dreamy, it flows, it's positive, and its such a feel good song. Let There Be Music wouldn't sound out of place on Langley Park to Memphis, but its good all the same. I Love Music has some clever lyrics ("someone from heaven put you through hell..."). God Watch Over You is classic Prefab, and unlike other reviews of this album, the God lyrics don't bother me, its all good music. Earth, the Story so Far almost sounds like a theme to a TV series, or even the background muzak when your sitting on an aeroplane waiting for the take-off or after the landing (a bit ironic...!). Sweet Gospel Music is another one of those retro-Prefab Sprout songs evoking memories of the early 90's.
Overall, its a welcome return to Prefab Sprout, and you can rely on Paddy & Co to come up the goods everytime without fail.