Glitterbox are one of my all time favourite bands so when I saw this album, which is Jonny Green "and friends" I expected more of the same guitar orientated uniquely fragmented indie rock with amazing guitar riffs and at the same time equally humourous and heart breaking lyrics.
Unfortunately on "Fear Of Gravity" Green's lyrics have been backed by what I can only describe as a more "pop" sound which is bass and keyboard orientated. The music is still fairly fragmented and each song can carry many melodies and amazing middle eights in all the wrong places but it has lost the edge which Glitterbox, and She, were able to perfectly compliment Greens at times tortured voice. In fact some of Glitterbox's harmonies can be found used here and there and songs such as Bubbles and fear Of Gravity more than hint at lyrical themes previously used on Glitterbox/She classics such as "I'm Your Monster" and "I Wanna Be Your Friend" along with the odd harmonies from live favourites such as "Rollerskate".
This is a good album, hence the four stars, however I only wish it was a Glitterbox album which would give the songs and melodies an edge and a much fairer crack at the whip.
If you haven't heard Glitterbox material go and order "Tied & Tangled right now.
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