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3.0 out of 5 stars In Between Two States, 3 Sept. 2007
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This review is from: Beyond the Neighbourhood (Audio CD)
Literally, Athlete's third album resides between the sound and oevre of their previous two offerings, Vehicles & Animals, and Tourist.

As a result of this no-man's land between the two (one kooky and musical, one maudlin and anthemic), the resulting blandness equates to Athlete's seeming aspiration: let's take over where Coldplay left off.

Unfortunately, for a group who are fantastic live, and have obviously musical talent, they have sold themselves short on this album which sounds underproduced, insincere and altogether much of a nothingness. I give it three stars because their are three half-decent tracks: 'The Outsiders', 'Flying Over Bus Stops' and 'This Is What I Sound Like'.

There are no 'Westsides' and no 'If I Found Out' here, and Joel Pott sounds like he is stoned with a cold throughout most of it. A shame.
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Initial post: 18 Dec 2008 13:22:44 GMT
J. Powell says:
Got to disagree on the Coldplay reference. The musicianship on this album is way beyond the plodding guitars & pedestrian drumming of Coldplay's last 2 efforts (what has happened to them?). The songwriting is challenging (maybe too challenging for some?), granted occasionally the lyrics are a bit trite.
I dont think they'll ever reach the heights again of Vehicles & Animals but this is a solid effort.
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