Friday, May 25, 2007

Amazon US Review

With the fury of a few Humble Pies and the forward propulsion of the Fratellis and Libertines, the View can be forgiven for sharing their name with ABC's daytime talk show. The Scottish quartet's a scrappy and needly bunch, opening their debut with "Comin Down," an angular, barking tune that gets its power dually from Kyle Falconer's short, sharp wail and a piercing twin-guitar slash. Those same guitars dish out sweet strumming for "Same Jeans," a danceably jumping paean to night-clubbing, sidewalk musicians, and "dressing down." The View like their guitars transluscent and sunny, as on "The Don," where they go all call-and-response, making a fast-shuffling vibe that brings Falconer from sweet-voiced narration to a scouring shout, as his mates harmonize, increasing the sunniness. Like their countrymen in the Fratellis, the View ought to find that bigger stage to stumble toward.

by Andrew Bartlett, Amazon, USA, 25th May 2007

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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10:39 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The View can’t come to the US so enter this contest to win tickets to see The View at T In The Park: http://www.columbiarecords.com/contest/theview/flyaway/

10:40 pm  

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