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British Sea Power - The Decline of...

Reviewed by Bob on 16th July 2003

Here we have the eagerly anticipated album from 'British Sea Power' a four piece from Brighton. This band is known to take to the stage with one of the oddest live shows around, they jog, march and dress up in camouflage... The First 3 tracks seem to pass me by unnoticed, The first few listens and i don't like Apologies to Insect life, it just doesn't seem fitting to the rest of the album. It's only when we get to 'Something Wicked' when the album shows us what British Sea Power are made of.

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Single, 'Fear of Drowning' is one of the stand-out tracks on the album and is followed by the equally impressive 'The Lonely', also a single. The chorus in this track has a smooth feeling and the outro guitar solo is impressive.

The harmonies that featured on the opening track return in the chorus of 'Blackout' which add to the general calm feeling of this song. The album ends on the relaxing 'A Wooden Horse'.

Overall a superb debut which hopefully will be the first of many albums and not the decline of British Sea Power.

Rating: 8/10
Website: britishseapower.co.uk
Buy It Now: amazon.co.uk

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