“A collection of profound and epic album reviews and musical articles by former astronaut and brain surgeon, Alasdair Kennedy. Reaching levels of poetry that rival Keats and Blake, the following reviews affirm Alasdair to be a prodigy, a genius and a god whose opinion is always objectively right. He is also without a doubt the most modest man in the universe.” - Alasdair Kennedy
is very much a marmite concept. Some people like change. Some people
hate it (mainly old people). The group's debut Is This It? was a raw and stripped back indie masterpiece. By contrast, Comedown Machine is a cocktail of 80s new wave inspired sounds, with some hints of punk and
Hawiian jazz. Old skool fans won't like it, because they don't like
change. However, I embrace change, and overall I think their new
sound is more fun and instrumentally intriguing than anything they've
done previously. Poor vocal production sadly lets this album down a bit.
Julian Casablanca seems to drown under the instrumentation. His lyrics end up incomprehensible. But oh well, the instrumentation makes up for it. ★★★★☆ TRACK TASTER: