SpinThe real story of this breathtaking follow-up... is Romeo Stodart's transformation from merely a good songwritier to an outstanding one. [Feb 2007, p.85]
MojoThis would be a strong set if they culled three tracks, shortened a few others and rearranged the sequencing. As it is, this record suffers from a distinct mid-album crisis. [Dec 2006, p.103]
DanfromthebushNov 19, 2006Superb.....technically better than the first...but who cares anyway.....I've just recently discovered this band and I sing their Superb.....technically better than the first...but who cares anyway.....I've just recently discovered this band and I sing their praises....flogging their album(s).… Collapse
Nov 12, 2015'This is a Song and These Are the Words'
What's wrong with a little tongue-in-cheek humour? The brilliance of 'Alias' motivated me to'This is a Song and These Are the Words'
What's wrong with a little tongue-in-cheek humour? The brilliance of 'Alias' motivated me to revisit this album having dismissed it way too quickly first time around. It really is rather good.… Expand
MFingerNov 18, 2006No so long ago the Magic Numbers were the hottest live act in London with shows selling out even a year before they signed to Heavenly. Why? No so long ago the Magic Numbers were the hottest live act in London with shows selling out even a year before they signed to Heavenly. Why? I'll never know! This is just tired old Heart FM fodder but what amazes me is how the band's supposed strengths is said to lie in their songwriting and harmonies. Sorry but they ain't no Mamas and Papas. Romeo has one of the weakest leads I've heard and the female backing is just unconvincing and vapid not to mention flat! Music doesn't have to be offensive and edgy to be appealing but if you're going to record an album so devoid of sonic invention in an attempt to highlight the greatness of the songwriting at least spend some time on the song and make and effort to put in a good performance. Too many people are doing this kind of thing so much better. Needless to say I won't be joining the cult.… Expand
JimMJun 13, 2007Trite and sadly lame. What was Romeo thinking when he thought the lyrics, "This is a song/and these are the words"X10 would help them sell records?
Published: April 10, 2010With the second album from MGMT arriving in stores this week, we take the opportunity to explore how other bands have fared after releasing a successful debut. Is it possible to have a good second album?
|Metal Box [Super Deluxe Edition] - Public Image Ltd.|
|The Early Years 1967-1972 [Box Set] - Pink Floyd|
|Singles: The Definitive 45's Collection - Sun Ra|
|Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds|
|Live at the Whisky a Go Go: The Complete Recordings - Otis Redding|
|Box [Box Set] - Gas|
|The 1966 Live Recordings [Box Set] - Bob Dylan|
|Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) [Box Set] - David Bowie|
|You Want It Darker - Leonard Cohen|
|We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest|
|A Seat at the Table - Solange|
|Fuzzy Logic [20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] - Super Furry Animals|
|American Band - Drive-By Truckers|
|Black America Again - Common|
|The Complete BBC Sessions [Remastered] - Led Zeppelin|
|Run the Jewels 3 - Run the Jewels|
|My Woman - Angel Olsen|
|Kodama - Alcest|
|Live at the Hollywood Bowl - The Beatles|
|Forever - Code Orange|