Which Bitch?

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  • Summary: The follow-up album to its Mercury Prize-nominated debut was produced by Owen Morris.

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Realisation
Man with a crown, the one that always frowns I'd rather have a hat than a broken back Show you a man with a lot on his mind I'll show you a... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Mojo
    80
    With producer Owen Morris at the controls, Which Bitch? always promised to be a riotous affair. [Mar 2009, p.107]
  2. Uncut
    80
    The thick broth of Kyle Falconer's Scots vowels remain the signature sound--but don't let it distract you from some genuinely adventurous and witty indie guitar rock. [Mar 2009, p.107]
  3. Though it may occasionally be a little too skittish for its own good, Which Bitch? confirms that the View are a band with a vibrant imagination and an abundance of ideas. For that reason alone, their return is very welcome.
  4. aside from the throaty rasp of singer Kyle Falconer on lead-off single ‘5Rebbeccas’, the mushy ‘Temptation Dice’ and Paolo Nutini-featuring ‘Covers’ – there’s little here that’ll appeal to the hundreds of thousands of people who bought "Hats Off To The Buskers." Yet it’s a good record regardless.
  5. As a collection of songs it tentatively experiments with genres and musical devices so as to appear less of the poor man's B-sides of its predecessor; but at the same time daren't stray too far from the blueprint that made the quartet such a loveable bunch of rogues in the first place.
  6. There are some excellent tracks on the album but all in all this is a serious disappointment from a band of whom much more was expected.
  7. Some half-decent anthems and a sweet little love song are shifted further towards the bin by Kyle Falconer's singing, which sounds as though he has forgotten to put his teeth in. By the end of it, you may need a long bath.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. MarkM.
    Feb 4, 2009
    10
    Great Album.
  2. DaveW.
    Feb 5, 2009
    10
    Amazing album, back to their best. hats off.
  3. johnb.
    Feb 7, 2009
    10
    Brilliant album, diverse, exciting, job well done.