Album Review: The Miserable Rich – ‘Miss You In The Days’

Score

No way near as ghostly as it is made out to be

As the opening moments of all albums released on Halloween probably should be, ‘[b]Laid Up In Lavender[/b]’ is permeated with ghostly “[i]woos[/i]”. Which is mainly to trumpet that these Brighton baroque-popsters’ third album was (supposedly) recorded in a haunted house. You can’t help but think they missed a trick by showing their paranormal pal the door after the opening track, though – the mournful strings and chamber-pop flourishes on ‘[b]Honesty[/b]’ and ‘[b]True Love[/b]’ are fine and everything, but they’re unlikely to truly give anyone the willies. And besides, if there’s one thing that’s not been done yet, it’s having a ghost as lead singer. Now that would be a fucking band.

[i]Rick Martin[/i]

Details

Director: The Miserable Rich
Record label: Humble Soul
Release date: 31 Oct, 2011