Reviewed by: Dave Goliath
Skiddle rating: 2/5
Released: September 20th
Think Charlatans, think 90s anthemia Indie blasting out classic tunes with heart and gusto. Think stadiums and festivals with fans who convey every word and emotion.
Think again with this offering.
A chorus containing ‘Make Love, Not War’ sums it up really. This is music you can appreciably listen to in the
background, certainly not one you crank up to 11 and sing along to.
As the title suggests, this is a song about regret and palpable self pity with the redeeming quality of hope within it. Had this been the debut single of the next big things, the laziness could almost be forgiven. However this is The Charlatans.
It may be enough to appease existing die hards, but it will not bring about new fans looking to see what this lot are all about.
All in all, could do better and have done much better. This should have stayed as an album filler. It seems like the Charlatans are accepting middle age, and having seen them shake up many a festival, it does not so much disappoint me, as anger - because they have so much more to offer than this.
Originally published: 15th Sep 2010