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Left Side of the Brain based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
My wife picked this up on a whim because she heard they were the opening act for The Police this summer and wanted to know more about them before going to see them in concert. We had never heard of them before and had no idea that Joe Sumner was Sting's son until we heard him sing. I'm so glad she picked it up! Not only do they sound great, but their writing is so brutally honest! Yes there are similarities between Fiction Plane and The Police, but you can't blame Joe for sounding like Sting anymore than you can blame Julian or Sean Lennon for sounding like John Lennon, which is so unfair that a lot of people do exactly that. The songs are great! Starting with the title track "Anyone" all the way through to "Fake Light From the Sun" are all worthy of repeated listening, but some standouts for me were "Anyone"-a great song about our increasing isolation as a society as well as a race. "Death Machine" would have been better without the profanity, but is still a good tune. "Lie" is one of the most honest songs I have ever heard with the exception of "Drink", which served to show me a different side of addiction. All in all this would be a great addition to anyone's library and deserves your undivided attention. My only regret is not seeing them live, which is a truly sad story. We got stuck in two hours of traffic trying to get into the arena. We missed Fiction Plane and the first three songs The Police had performed.
I saw Fiction Place open for the Police at le Stade de France, and then saw them again in a small Paris club (le Nouveau Casino). These guys absolutely rock. The band has an exceptional and powerful talent that should not be missed. Their music is intelligent, sometimes ironic, and filled with a raw passion that I have not heard in a new band this decade. Buy the CD, and see them live if you get the chance.