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- I Saw You Blink by Stornoway
4/10 Brian Staff review, 17 March 2010
No, I've no idea what is going on with the genre formally known as indie. It's turned into a bit of a skippy retarded pony show for me. None of these bands have an edge, they're all breezy, semi-acoustic, over-chirpy drive time radio shagging idiots. Stornoway is a boring name, as bad as Shearwater. 'I Saw You Blink' is another example of contemporary head-noddy post-Vampire Weekend uplifting pop. Ah! yes! This reminds me of a rather characterless late-period James track. I like the playful bobbing bass line, the tune is completely amicable & inoffensive. I'd even say it has a bit of heart but BUT..... It's audio candy floss for the same generation of haircuts who think Mumford & Sons are the saving grace of real music and the tune begins to fade pretty rapidly in my mind the minute it's finished. Where's the HOOKS and the DANGER? Where's the fucking ROCK n ROLL? Gahhhh!
10/10 Jurgen Vookes Customer review,
Stornoway's stuff is brilliant. Your review really is way off beam. Was your reviewer on the bounce after a nasty break-up with his boyfirend, or what? The Stornoway sound is the most uplifting I've heard in yonks. The musical structure, harmonies and counterpoint are incredibly sophisticated. These guys are genuine musicians! And at least I can hear and understand the lyrics!
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