Saturday, August 29, 2009

Noah And The Whale Spring a surprise


ANYONE expected more summery folk-pop chart-troublers on The First Days Of Spring will be as disappointed as Noah was when that pesky whale swallowed his arc.
For Noah And The Whale have had a change since their last effort, Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down, which was typified by the hit Five Years Time.
Demonstrating their love of an orchestra, the group have dropped the pop element, and gone all classical, with seven-minute tracks which rise and fall like movements replacing the pop nuggets - and where before they sang of love, here they sing of heartbreak.
It's utterly unexpected, it's utterly enthralling, and it's utterly brilliant.

1 comment:

  1. P.S. I had the accompanying DVD of the film of the album sent to me today, which I omitted to mention even existed in my review.
    So both sorry and thanks to you, Mr PR company.


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