Vines : Winning Days

This week - good again!...

Well, sting my ring with a McApple Slice, what is everybody’s problem with [a]Vines[/a]? Did I miss the meeting of the Grand Order Of Fickle Rock Hackery where Craig Nicholls gave a lecture entitled ‘Why All Your Mums Are Slags’? If you ask me, ‘Winning Days’ (the album) is a refinement of the [a]Nirvana[/a]-itis seizure that was ‘Highly Evolved’ and ‘Winning Days’ (the single) is a sepia slice of forlorn waftadelica that finds Nicholls bemoaning his lost glories like a one-man Manchester United. Meanwhile [a]Vines[/a] prove that butter wouldn’t melt on their copy of [a]Stone Roses[/a] and, frankly, if you’d really rather hear a madman gargling then The Walkmen are available. Don’t forget to tune in next week when [a]Von Bondies[/a] will be discussing the genius of [a]Placebo[/a]
Mark Beaumont