March 26, 2002
The Coral : Skeleton Key EP
...but they’re already shaping up for an SFA-style career of infernal oddball jams/irresistibly beautiful pop songs...
Skeleton Key EP
Proving, once again, that an adolescence spent getting out of it on Pink Floyd is actually a surprisingly good creative catalyst, the ‘Skeleton Key’ EP makes very little sense in a pretty entertaining way. The lead track is Captain Beefheart fronting an Algerian folk band, rounded off – naturally - with a jazz-funk coda. Conversely, two tracks later, frayed acoustic lament ‘Darkness’ is lilting simplicity itself.
It’s baffling that anyone thinks [a][/a] are potentially A Big Band, but they’re already shaping up for an SFA-style career of infernal oddball jams/irresistibly beautiful pop songs that leave a niggling doubt at the back of your mind that, actually, they’re just taking the piss. Which probably isn’t a bad thing at all.
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