Friday, January 23, 2009

The List - Which Bitch? review

Rated 4/5

Packing indie festival anthems, bar room garage, cheeky backstage ditties, stadium rock and orchestral grandiosity The View’s follow-up to 2007’s Hats off to the Buskers has it all – all besides a coherent identity that is. As an album Witch Bitch? is all over the shop, with 14 disparate tracks united only by a familiar upstart attitude, unchecked ambition and Tayside patter. Producer Owen Morris is on board again and can probably take some credit for the winning largess, along with a portion of the blame for some more poxy moments, while it is the orchestration and range of instrumentation that raises the whole project to ‘project’ status and makes this a worthy follow-up to a platinum selling debut, and a promise of future greatness.

By Mark Edmundson, The List (Issue 621), 22 January 2009


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