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March 8, 2004 | by  | in Music |
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Longview :: Mercury

It isn’t really that this is a bad album, it’s just an incessantly average one. For most bands there are always a dozen others doing the same thing, but the problem for Longview is that they’re at the back of that pack.

Their blend of melancholy Brit-pop is nice enough, but there are only so many times they can rehash it before it becomes tedious. There are occasional, welcome, flashes of musical variance, but these are inevitably followed by a return to the same old stuff. The band’s singer, Rob McVey, has a warm melodic voice, but his lyrics sound like the kind of horrible poetry most thirteen year old boys write, most of which, thankfully, never sees the light of day.

On the positive side there is enough here to give some hope to future releases. The opening track, ‘Further’, is a catchy mid-tempo sing-along, although some people might be put off by the overtly religious lyrics. ‘When You Sleep’ suggests itself as the next single, and could do well. Unfortunately these are nestled in an album noteworthy mostly for its blandness.

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