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I haven't listened to it in ages, but I really should.
Felt as fresh as the day I first heard it.
(Still think it has a little bit of Duran Duran buried in the depths of it)
(Still angry the DiS review wasn't more positive)
Seems to be a common claim.
I seem to remember it being pretty widely derided at the time
Very happy with my purchase. Seems bad they got so much stick back in the day
Tail end of the emo pop craze and mopey musik was just starting to take over.
I was all for clunky, metaphor-mixing 'clever' lyrics and silly pop-punk voices but even I hated it at the time
Northern Downpour is a masterclass is pop songwriting.
Sadly the band never reached their potentialI feel :(
of the second album, there was something quite refreshing about the fact that at that point they didn't seem to take themselves seriously at all.