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Give it a chance
on 20 August 2011
First off, let me say that Walking On A Thin Line (Guano Apes' last album) is one of my all time favourites. And that being said, i found Bel Air slightly disapointing.
At first as there seemed to be too few catchy quirky tunes on the album. However, once you give it a couple of listens it does grow on you. Where WOATL had instant appeal with songs like 'You Can't Stop Me', 'Sing That Song', 'Sugar Skin', 'Diokahn', 'Storm' & 'Dick', Bel Air has fewer stompers like 'She's A Killer', 'Tiger', 'All I Wanna Do' & 'Trust'.
I dont know whether it's pressure from the label or if the band's just softened a bit but there are too many mainstream run-of-the-mill songs on here that you'd NEVER have associated with the Guano Apes of 10 years ago. But never the less, it's great to see they've returned. Let's just hope the next album sees them return to their rock-funk best :)