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listened to it twice and i'm not convinced tbh! worth perservering??
I was hoping God Help the Girl was just a major Murdoch blip. But seriously, I could hardly listen to the whole of Write about Love.
Ghost of Rockschool is easily my favourite track
It's not better than their early stuff, how could it be.
It's as good as their recent stuff.
It's better than most bands around at the moment.
It makes me so happy and warm inside.
Ergo: :) <3
or "The Life Pursuit". Don't get me wrong, I think they have some great songs on them, they just don't do it for me as albums. I think that "Write About Love" is my favorite recent album, bar none.
I know everyone always harks back to Tigermilk, Boy With The Arab Strap and the EPs, but it's genuinely some of the greatest music I've ever heard. Though I suppose nostalgia for being a teenager helps that feeling (I was 15/16 when they began getting played on the radio).
They lost something special for me with the more recent albums. I like Dear Catastrophe Waitress, but The Life Pursuit isn't something I listen to much. Though perhaps if I'd come to them new and heard one of those as my first B&S album then I'd feel differently.
and although I loved some tracks, the rest of it seemed to pass me by. A lot of quite un-B&Slike ballads by the sounds of it. I Never Saw it Coming and I Want the World to stop are ace, but it just seems to have too many slow tracks, especially towards the end. I rarely go mad for an album on first listen though so we'll see.
Oh, and I think Dear Catastrophe Waitress and The Life Pursuit are as good as anything they've done. Anyone who says otherwise is – and I hate to use such language but this is something I feel strongly about – talking balderdash.
here's my reappraisal of TLP: