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Change is good!,
This review is from: Contra (MP3 Download)
Make no doubt, this is a good album. The one main change from VWfirst album is that its definately not as quick paced or up-beat, but thats definately not a bad thing. Contra is a refreshing change from VW's slightly tedious first album.
Each song feels fresh and different from the rest and the laid back style of this album definately shows that VW have matured a little bit, and have started to rely more on deep, emotive music rather than poppy and light tunes. I dont think this album is as radio friendly as the first album, with "Cousins" proberbly being the only song with any chance of hitting the mainstream radio.
But thats why i like this album, because it doesnt try too hard to bee something its not, instead VW have followed there hearts with this one, creating some really good music with a slightly different and refreshing approach. If you liked the pace and finesse of "the kids dont stand a chance" then you'll like this album but dont expect an album filled with high tempo songs like "A-punk" or "Boston". VW have taken a new approach to this album and its well worth a listen.