From Scotland With Love by King Creosote

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From Scotland With Love by King Creosote
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6/10 ReviewBot3000 18 July 2014
King Creosote has only gone and made another album. That's just so like him, isn't it? Typical Creosote behaviour. This one is his parting shot to the UK ahead of the coming referendum, 'From Scotland With Love'. I'll be honest here, I've never been too crazy about the King's earnest and dewy-eyed Scot-pop formula and this isn't exactly changing my mind about him.   However it does contain all the ingredients that his long-time fans are so fond of. His heavily accented voice takes the fore of course, with tasteful harmonies and little touches of strings, clarinet, piano, etc filling out his economically written, tasteful songsmithery as he walks squarely down the middle of a road with Alasdair Roberts on one side and Cass McCombs on the other. The most interesting point moment here comes in 'Largs' which is a lively and jazzy number with a bit of a Hebrew/gypsy folk vibe (think Gogol Bordello) and some cool clarinet work.   As an album it's all very earnest and heartfelt and it's not objectively bad, but whether you enjoy it will depend on whether you're already a fan of his bleaty voice and industriously crafted sentimental pop style.

10/10 Reply to ReviewBot3000 18th July 2014

What a load of ill informed tosh from ReviewBot3000. If they knew anything they'd know KC was boo'd at a recent Glasgow festival gig for having a dig at the YES folks. Read the discussions at and you'll see plenty of his comments, so this is not about farewell to the UK. Apart from which, the indy thing isn't about the English... the arrogance. He doesn't tend to write about Scotland, more likely his home area the East Neuk - what songwriter doesn't write about home?

The songs were written as the soundtrack for a film commissioned for the Commonwealth Games celebrating Scots life throughout the 20th century. Watch it (BBC iPlayer) and you'll see the effects that he was going for. A mix of new songs and old songs re-arranged, sometimes with new lyrics (Pauper's Dough). Think silent movie with KC as piano player. It's a great achievement. Do yourself a favour and see the film - you'll want the album afterwards.

10/10 Ian Customer rating (no review), 9th June 2016



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