Philly punks Nothing are back from the brink with a new record that draws on some really, really bad times.
Matchbox 20 : Last Beautiful Girl
To these ears it sounds no worse than REM do these days...
with the singer who looks like Louis Theroux! Too late. As it
turns out, 'Last Beautiful Girl' isn't just retrogressive tosh,
but, as the press release blithely informs us, retrogressive tosh which sells
millions and millions of copies.
To these ears it sounds no worse than REM do these days, and they still wallpaper their
mansions with good reviews (in-flight magazines excepted).
On a Buddhist note: how can all be right in the universe when =Matchbox 20 continue to clean up and Gay Dad (who, let's face it,
would sound not unlike this given two year-long American tours) fail?
The Strokes dabble with sounds from throughout their career on a satisfying return
Once the thrill of the cast and visuals wears off, this follow-up to Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland is a drag
George Clooney and Julia Roberts bounce off each other like pros in this amusing take on fat cat greed
The hooks are plentiful and the energy’s palpable, but the Bottlemen still don’t have a ‘Wonderwall’