Sunday, June 18, 2006

Single Reviews - 19/09/06

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What’s that? She’s already gone, you say? But where to fire all our venom? Looks like a good time for this week’s Single Reviews...

Aside from looking like a couple of squashy albino monkeys, there’s not much that Journey South can do very well. Perhaps we’re still gutted that they reached the X Factor final while Addictiv Ladies were left floundering at the first hurdle, but our dislike of the Brothers Gormless may have a bit more to do with their decimation of Ocean Colour Scene’s The Circle. Stripped of all charm, the Britpop masterpiece becomes a sluggish, lacklustre salad-ballad for mums who go to Iceland.

The homecoming of Lostprophets is a rather disappointing one, with Ian looking like Sharon Osbourne, and new single Rooftops displaying a lyrically-weaker, less boisterous sound, hopefully not indicative of new album Liberation Transmission. Not so much shouting from the rooftops as politely requesting from a first-floor window.

The Zutons pluck another diamond from the marvellous Tired Of Hanging Around. The ace Valerie is a subdued yet mildly sanguine ditty with Dave McCabe sounding his Scousest. Meanwhile, some bottom-drawer R&B comes courtesy of Jamie Foxx, whose debut Extravaganza proves his first-rate contribution to Gold Digger was a fluke. Stick to the acting, mate – Jarhead this ain’t.

Finally, in the wake of our recent ‘Ump dedicated to the impending demise of Liberty X, we’ve decided that being Single of the Week would be a nice swansong for the Anti’Say. Their (probably) final single X, in spite of its appallingly economical video, is their finest moment since Jumpin’. Farewell, Liberty X – many a red-faced trip to the Woolworths music counter has been for you.

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