I admit it. For some reason, I wanted to hate this album before I even
listened to it. But after doing so, I don't hate it. But I don't love
it either. In fact, to say I like it is maybe stretching things. It
exists. It's an ok album but .... Maybe it was talk of the vocals
sounding like Gavin Rossdale that did it (I'm not a Bush fan).
Whatever, it was me pre-judging. And listening to others advice. Sounds
closer to Eddie Vedder to me. But maybe I've just got bad hearing.
Anyway, I don't know quite why the CD has received such rave reviews.
There are some GOOD songs, but the most seem to just exist for me.
Production is fine by Ross Robinson, and sounds a bit different to his
normal mode, which is good. Sounds a bit warmer to me. Ugh, pretentjous
music sounding crap. Sorry about that.
Best songs on the album are probably Go Away, Goodbye Cruel World and
the closer Makes Her Sick. A few more of that quality and maybe there
would be something to shout about. As it is, it seems another case of a
band getting rave reviews simply because they're American. I mean, how
many Gorilla interviews have you read in the mainstream press recently.
Or Pulkas. Or major One Minute Silence or King Prawn interviews.
Instead we get Cold, or 100 guitarists to fill our pages for the 100
albums which we think 'rock'. Can you tell I can't think of many
positive things to say about this at the moment. Maybe it'll grow on me!
So can I finish by saying that this album left me feeling cold. Oh go on please, you know you want me to.