Album – Endless Winter – Run Run Run

Posted by admin on November 10th, 2006

Although their mySpace page describes them as psychedelic, to me this is more conventional rock, with a nod to great bands like Pink Floyd, the Who and the Cure. Opening with “Drizzle”, I have to admit, this song gives me a good excuse to hit the next track button on the CD. It’s just a bit of a mess.

“Wait Up for You”, is a much better place to start the review, so start I will. This is a track that has all the hallmarks of great song. Great melody and bass line, with driving guitars and complimentary vocals. The next track “Last One”, lulls you into a false sense of expectation, with it’s dramatic piano chords, and then the drum kicks driving the song with a throbbing beat. “Skyscraper” is a strange track, with a very Iggy Pop feel, but it works very well and really gives the album a nice lift. “Song and Dance” also seems to tip the nod to the Doors, resulting in an album that’s the jack of all trades, but master of none.

At first I thought “Wire” was going to be the most contemporary sounding track, but just as it gets going, it falls back on a real 80’s sound, with the contemporary breaking through here and there. My favorite tracks would have to be the final two “Fade Into You”, which sounds very 90’s and “All of a Sudden”, which has a real strong Echo and the Bunnymen feel to it.

So a real cross section of sounds and influences, which make for an interesting album, but one that feels like the band is still trying to find it’s identity.

Conclusion : Whilst this is a good album, for me it’s not great. I have to admit though, I can imagine this really growing on me with enough plays.

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