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Posted October 1, 2010
Ocean colour scene bounce back to form along the lines of Marchin' Already and Mosley Shoals. After their last two albums of primarily acoustic, softer songs (minus one or three per album) Ocean Colour Scene have managed to assemble an cohesive album that keeps your attention all the way through. Many of the tunes are quite anthemic (in a good way) so dont be suprised if you find yourself nodding your head and singing along with most of these tracks. From the opener 'I Just Need Myself', a track along the lines of Hundred Mile High City, the second track 'Oh Collector' (the best U2 song that U2 never wrote but with OCS style), the title track (with its George Harrison-like riff), Make The Deal' with its Spector-wall-of-sound like chorus to the SRV esque bluesy riff of 'Im on my way'; this album rocks! "Shes been writing" guests Linda Thompson (the ex. Mrs. Richard Thompson - a brillian musician who made many albums with his wife, and who was a member of Fairport Convention, THE folk-rock band who had Sandy Denny as a lead singer, about whom this song was written). Second-Hand Car is the typically enjoyable acoustic G-D-Am-C singalong. The final track is somewhat of a departure for the band, a build-up song with many more layers of sound than even they normally record with. All in all a great, upbeat classic from an underappreciated band (In America at least) who rock even more live.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.