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A Little Self-Indulgent?
on 19 August 2013
Now, I've liked the work of Messrs Shoulder and Morley in the guise of The Union - certainly for the maiden and follow up albums - but this, their third effort, is a little more self-indulgent and not quite what I was expecting from their respective pens.
Yes, the rock that we know and love 'em for is still there but intermingled with maybe just too many acoustic numbers that can drone on a little, which really became noticeable on a long motorway journey when "The World Is Yours" was left sitting in the player and, by the time it was going around for a third play, I found myself pushing the skip button on more than one occasion - not what I have come to expect from the boys!
Don't get me wrong, this IS a good album full of excellent lyrics and more than the odd ear-worm riff to enjoy but, it seems to me that in giving the punter 16 tracks it may be that reflective acoustic numbers appear to outweigh the rockier tunes, therefore it's really only a little bit of a tweak to get a better balance that would have got me getting out the five stars!
I look forward to seeing them on tour again and moreover, the next album.