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I'll have the other 43 please
on 24 September 2010
I'm a huge fan of their live act, and of their first three albums; indeed live music seems to be what they enjoy most. They are also a very different animal live, especially compared to this release.
The teaser single "Because of you" really got my hopes up, it being a truly awesome track, with all the drama, power and intensity that I love them for. Last year in Camden they played a few very new numbers, that instantly got the crown pogoing. There is none of that energy on Wonderlustre and the best track, "my Ugly boy" is a rehash of "We love your Apathy", even the first line is almost identical. Don't get me wrong, it's still better than anything else to grace the charts for a long time (with the possible exception of them crooked vultures) but it's so much less than they can do.
Apparently, they wrote 55 songs and these were the ones they cut them down to. I'll have the other 43 please. Maybe they'll release the best of the rest as B-sides and EPs, in a cynical ploy to extract more money from they legion of devoted fans. I haven't even brought myself to watching the DVD yet...