our score: 4.5 out of 5.0
going name your band "The Music", you better be a pretty
good band. And these British guys fail to disappoint on this excellent
debut. It's what music should be- straight forward, yet atmospheric
rock n roll. Yes, good rock music has made a return visit. It
is very Led Zeppelin, very Stone Roses, with a little bit of classic
Sting and U2 in the mix. They built tons of buzz around themselves
in England with the release of three EP's. Their first album in
Europe even debuted at number 4 on the charts. And while they
haven't necessarily found the same success in the USA yet, they
have built a respectable cult following.
heard the first single, "Take the Long Road and Walk It"
somewhere before, either as a snippet or in a commercial. It has
an irresistible, classic riff that the whole song builds upon.
Some of the album's other highlights include "The People",
very similar to "Take the Long Road
", and "Turn
Out the Light", their very successful attempt at a ballad.
Its pretty much impossible not to make a comparison between the
lead singer's voice and Robert Plant. The instrumentation on this
album is wonderful- well-crafted melodies built around Adam Nutter's
intricate guitar riffs. The last songs also toy with electronica-
but definitely aren't the discs highlights.
front cover artwork pretty much describes the atmosphere of the
disk as a whole. It's very atmospheric, dark, and in your face,
but at the same time electronic, colorful, and innovative. The
album serves its purpose as bringing back the fun, (but not silly)
straight forward rock back into music, as Led Zeppelin and U2
did. It's an album to dance to, an album to drive to, and an album
to bang your head to. Now, that's music.
liked The Music...
2. Take the Long Road and Walk It
4. The Truth is No Words
6. Turn Out the Light
7. The People
10. Too High