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A Hidden Gem,
This review is from: News And Tributes (Standard Cd) (Audio CD)
Hmmm, there's no doubt that most futureheads fans will love this album....this album is a lot more immediate than their first (alright, it may still need a few listens...). The quirky and witty 'riffery' and lyrics as well as the 'oh-oh's are all still correct and present!!! Perhaps the strange but brilliantly odd time signatures of the first album have been toned down a bit-all the more easy to rock out to...
Peel down each song layer by layer and you will know the thought they've put into their songs! Post punk at its frantic best!
'Thursday' is absolute genius-haunting and memorable. 'Cope', 'Face', 'Back To The Sea', 'Worry About It Later' all express on off the cliff and 'Skip To The End' with its excellent irreverent lyrics and catchy chorus is sheer brilliance. There's no doubt I will go back to the first album to hear songs other than 'Decent Days And Nights' and 'Hounds Of Love'. By the way when they played all these songs and 'Area' live at the Reading Festival it deservedly had an explosive reception!!!!!Moshpit heaven!!