Album Review: The Subways - 'Money And Celebrity'
Tides turn from indie to pop
“[i]It’s a party/And don’t you know it don’t get much better![/i]” (‘[b]It’s a Party[/b]’). No-one’s saying [a]The Subways[/a] haven’t pioneered a new paradigm for the punk-rock genre, but after two albums treading water in the tricky oceans of landfill indie, the tides are turning. Single ‘[b]We Don’t Need Money To Have A Good Time[/b]’, which should – in a dearth of cheap, blistering, recession-ready pop-rants – be absolutely zeitgeist-bothering is just more 10-a-penny tedium from Welwyn Garden City’s rock’n’roll quacks. The absence of irony is almost commendable, but ultimately you have to wonder who keeps inviting them to all these parties.
Record label: Cooking Vinyl
Release date: 19 Sep, 2011