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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One big sluggish moan

    So when are we all going to stop blindly praising these dull middle class 'music educated' public school boys, and actually listen to what they offer up ? Yes, they have written some good melodies, and yes there are a few on this new offering, but as far as these pretty 4 chord changes go, they are not interesting enough to be likened to some of the bands that journalists seem to compare them to at the moment. This album is slow and sluggish and all the tracks seem to mesh into one long whine. At least with their 2 former LPs, the albums pulled you in differnet directions, they projected different colours. This one (Fix You being the only real track of quality) centres on their undeniable need to somehow always focus on their depression with life. Is their life really this miserable ? God help Chris if this is so. It's like he writes music while imagining his tunes being played to old black and white tragedy love movies. At least with past former soppy glories like Yellow and Warning Sign, there was some sort of real meat there in the pie. Here he comes up short, and I think once everyone starts to look past the inevitable praise this album was always going to receive, they will not see an album that will keep audiences coming back for years to come. They are indeed talented, but Martin has played the same soppy protagonist too long for it to be interesting anymore. They need to change and hit us with some differnet sounds, or they are only a few albums away from being the new REM.

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