Label: Some Echoes - XQFN-1032 • Format: CD Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
There reaches a time in every music listener's life when he realises he is out of touch, when seemingly overnight he no longer Closer Space - Various - Milky.Disco.Three. To.The.Stars. his pulse on the scene, when one desperate day he feels decidedly uncomfortable going to gigs because he has become the oldest elephant in the room.
Then comes that fateful blue morning when he asks the bathroom mirror — who are the Fuck Buttons? And that bittersweet moment one afternoon when he realizes that he is finally beginning to relate to Hold Steady lyrics.
That time I fear is nearly upon me. I feel like the racing horse with dodgy knees whose ears flick up fearfully as he hears the shotgun being loaded. I need a band to save me, any band will do.
Preferably something derivative of what I like, something clever, something I can tap my toes to, and by jove! I hope this could be it. The Silent Years are led by the mercurial Josh Epstein. You can gather at this stage that The Silent Years put out orchestral indie pop, possessing a similar knack to that of The Flaming Lips Ropes - The Silent Years - The Globe making music that sounds far more epic then it actually is.
It's a real tempter, teasing with effortless changes in tempo, but at this point the album seems to loiter a bit beyond its welcome, stretching Cathy´s Clown - Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Everly Brothers, Connie Fran a difficult to sit through in a one session spell of 16 songs.
At times The Globe hits giddy heights, but for some reason the band were afraid to take the knife and cut away some of the sludge that prevents this album from becoming potentially pretty great. We are left with an album that is painfully overlong, reaching for the apples Ropes - The Silent Years - The Globe it will never be able to grab. More bands announced for DiS partnered Fuzz Clu Label Focus 1: Drowned in Sound Recordings.
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