October 28, 2011
Album Review: The Miserable Rich - 'Miss You In The Days'
No way near as ghostly as it is made out to beMore on The Miserable Rich
5 / 10 As the opening moments of all albums released on Halloween probably should be, ‘Laid Up In Lavender’ is permeated with ghostly “woos”. 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 ‘Honesty’ and ‘True Love’ 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.
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