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  • Summary: Procuded by Mo'Wax label head James Lavelle (U.N.K.L.E.), the debut album from London's South mixes electronica and indie rock, drawing comparisons to everyone from the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays to Badly Drawn Boy and DJ Shadow.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. This is the first absolutely essential UK disc of the year.
  2. At 16 tracks, the melancholy mood lingers a bit long, but hey, if you can handle some meandering in your Britpop, then Here's something for you.
  3. At 70 minutes, it could've done with a pruning.
  4. Sadly, not all the guitar-led tracks work, but for every failure there's a soaring, slo-mo anthem or a downbeat campfire singalong.
  5. From Here on In often meanders around, getting by on its influences, rather than seeking the necessary hooks and melodies.
  6. 50
    South's tunes tend to wobble in very slow circles, and Joel Cadbury has picked up soggy vocal habits from Coldplay's Chris Martin. [Mar 2002, p.127]
  7. 30
    From Here On In may grab you with a slide-guitar hook here, a tiny melody or vocal quirk there, after repeated listening. But it's hard to justify the five or six hours necessary to achieve such meager nirvana.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. toddt
    Dec 6, 2004
    10
    bettter than every thing

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