Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Album Review by Beermat

In the latter half of 2006 The View quickly built up a loyal army of fans to enjoy relative chart success with debut single Wasted Little DJs and follow up Superstar Tradesman. However, 2007 should see them thrust further into the limelight with the release of this album on 22nd January.

Kicking off with the raw and ready Comin’ Down, the influence of Owen Morris (Oasis Definitely Maybe Producer) is very much apparent, and as it should be no attempt is made to hide their native Dundonian accent, as lead singer Kyle Falconer wails “I hear it, do you hear that sound” - English translation!!

All the songs that fans have already grown to love are here, including Same Jeans; Skag Trendy; The Don; Face For The Radio and Wasted Little DJs, and stay true to their original demo form. Over-Production is not something you would expect from either the band or Morris and this helps add to the whole feel of the album.

Weighing in at a hefty 14 tracks it’s not your traditional debut however the quality of the songs more than justifies, this even with The La’s sounding Street Lights, which itself isn’t actually all that bad. You have to forgive everyone a bit of filler material.

Penultimate track Wasteland is a Jack Daniels swilling party crammed into a two and a half minute raucous sing-a-long and is bound to be a big pleaser at this year’s gigs and festivals.

If you’ve never seen The View live then I suggest you do so very soon. If 2006 was the year of the Monkey, then fully expect 2007 to be the year of The View.

thebeermat rating: 5/5
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