28 May 2010


I've had this on repeat since yesterday morning, trying to soak up the vibe, as it were. It's interesting when bands 'come back' with a different sound from that which made their name. And I wasn't expecting 'Core part 2' but this is a side-step for STP and so far I'm liking it. it's a bit Beatles, a bit Bowie and a bit 'some band that was on Whistle Test in 1979'. There are a couple of overly flowery tracks but overall it's a good listen, and like Backspacer or REM's Accelerate - it's short and to the point enough to suggest the promise of another album in the near future.