Review : The Wombats - A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation
MusicomhLet's be honest, how could an album that contains Let's Dance To Joy Division possibly fail? It just can't, can it? Singles like this come along about once every five years, if not once a decade. This one song alone would have ensured The Wombats a glowing review....full text
NmeWhat a very... serious musical age we live in today. Back in the day, The Beatles used to get away with structuring choruses no more complicated than repeating the word "yeah" over and over, or extolling the virtues of grasping a girl's hand over three glorious pop-filled minutes. They were rewarded with worldwide adulation and the unchallenged consensus that they were amazing - not simply four men who could write a sweet tune about quite fancying someone....full text
YahooOne day scientists will invent an electromagnetic microscope powerful enough to detect that vital string of DNA that separates an exciting Wombats song from a mediocre one. At a distance, there's not much to tell the two apart - both run on frantic energy, canny wit and the ability to snatch a line or two of poetry from the usual tales of teenage romance. In fact, when listening to a good Wombats song, it's hard to imagine how they could ever be underwhelming....full text
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