Milo Cordell (The Big Pink) Reviews the Singles

Bearsuit – ‘Please Don’t Take Him Back’
I listened to this for about 30 seconds and got bored and decided to look online to find something interesting out about Bearsuit but then I got bored and went to eBay and bought a new delay pedal. There are some good ones out there if you take your time. The one I got would have cost loads more brand new.


Cheryl Cole – ‘Promise This’
This just seems like a regurgitation
of a regurgitation of a regurgitation
of a regurgitation of a regurgitation
of a regurgitation of a regurgitation
of a regurgitation of a regurgitation
of a regurgitation of a regurgitation
of a regurgitation of a regurgitation
of a regurgitation of a regurgitation
of a regurgitation.

Good Charlotte – ‘Like It’s Her Birthday’
I mean, is this some kind of fucked-up social experiment? I’m not sure what the point of this is. I’ve never been sure what the point of this band is, but this single, even by their standards is bad, bad, bad. It’s like the worst bits of The Bravery mixed with the best bits of The Bravery, puked on, skull-fucked and aborted.

I Like Trains – ‘A Father’s Son’
Surprisingly this isn’t for me either. I’m not into the idea of a band calling themselves I Like Trains, and to be honest the music that they make sounds exactly how you might expect a band called I Like Trains to sound. I don’t like trains, I don’t like the way they sound, and I’m afraid I’m not into the way I Like Trains sound either.

Kele – ‘On The Lam’
I’m not sold on Kele’s new direction, but at least he is the master of his own destiny and doing things as he wants and not dragging Bloc Party through the dirt on his way anymore. The last Bloc Party album pretty much felt like a Kele solo album, because he was making them all do a kind of music that they didn’t seem to want to do that much.

Rihanna – ‘Only Girl (In The World)’
This is by some distance the pick of the bunch: it has high production values, is slick and lots of fun. It’s just amazing, effortless, modern pop music and everything that Cheryl Cole wants to be but fails at, like a faded stain on a grubby, horrible old T-shirt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO0pZxF_Kyw

This article originally appeared in the October 23 issue of NME

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