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on 19 October 2010
I've had come around sundown since last fri, a few days before release,so this has given me a few days to digest it properly and give an informed opinion on it,CAS is easily weaker than both Because of the times and Only by the night. I'm not counting the previous early albums here coz they were in a different style and are a different chapter in the bands history. CAS cries out for balls,creativity and imagination and gets none of the above. This album smacks of a band that has lost it's mojo and are clearly resting on their laurels and it's probably the most MOR album the band have made thus far. There's nothing that even comes close to Sex on Fire,Charmer,On Call etc on this record. Pyro is probably by far the best track and should have been the first single. "The Immortals","Pick up truck","Beach side" "The End" and "Radioactive" are all ok/good tracks but nothing thats gonna make your hairs stand on ends! I played the previous 2 albums to this one to death but iam already bored with COS after only 4 days!
COS will still sell by the bucketload but this time there's not a lot here for casual fans who only bought the previous album for "sex on fire" so COS is unlikely to be the 6 mill seler that album was.
very disappointing by their high standards. Clearly they need to go back to basics as any edge and songwriting skill's have been clearly neutered by their meteoric rise to stadium giants. in the next 2 yrs KOL will be nothing more than U2 clones. Sad. Worth getting but keep your expectations low.