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MojoFeb 13, 2015This is a very real example of "that difficult second album." [Mar 2014, p.93]
Feb 10, 2015Not quite as 'electric' as In Love, however their songs have many forms of underlying lyrical messages of which are underpinned beneath a waxNot quite as 'electric' as In Love, however their songs have many forms of underlying lyrical messages of which are underpinned beneath a wax of upbeat strings and positively vibed chorus, on the whole i think it's a great record, i just think it lacks the originality that was expressed with their first album, but as second albums go, it's one to be proud of.… Expand
Jun 11, 2015Although Britpop was summarily cremated long ago, odd British Indie/pop bands spring up with little individual charisma so they slavishlyAlthough Britpop was summarily cremated long ago, odd British Indie/pop bands spring up with little individual charisma so they slavishly regenerate tired motifs in both image and song.
This second album from the Worcester/Droitwich/Birmingham combo seldom rise above providing shallow reflections of a musical era long, long gone… Expand
Mar 24, 2015'Happy People', the 2nd full length release from the indie pop/rock band Peace only further immerses them into the dreary world of current'Happy People', the 2nd full length release from the indie pop/rock band Peace only further immerses them into the dreary world of current indie scene which, after their only slightly less bland and pointless debut 'In Love' (2013) seemed almost impossible, but the annoying, immature and borderline futile group have managed to do so.
Starting with almost melodic 'O You' right the way through to the tentatively funky 'World Pleasure', one of the album's few high points, despite sounding like a group of drunk students trying to sound like Jagwar Ma, the album lacks nuance, any decent hook or indeed anything that would interest anyone who has listened to a decent number of albums of any genre or time period.
The main problem I have with this album and with Peace in general, with the incredibly poor lyrics a close second, is the dreadful whine which frontman Harry Koisser incessantly makes throughout, leaving me with a headache which lasted longer than their entire discography, a discography which I hope comes to a halt sooner rather than later. It's an album which I imagine will cause a lot of pain with those of us blessed with the gift of ears. (3/10)… Expand
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