The Good, the Bad and the Queen
The Good, the Bad and the Queen

Parlophone
2006
B
Reviewed by: Andrew Iliff
Reviewed on: 2007-01-26



Posted 01/26/2007 - 11:33:16 AM by cwperry:
 I really wanted to like this . . . but, as another critic said, the band should be called "Feel Bad, Inc." It's just . . . dull. Perhaps it will grow on me, but at this point I don't feel like giving it many chances.
 
Posted 01/26/2007 - 04:46:01 PM by meatbreak:
 Thi sis a spike bar boys club band if ever i heard one. The only problem with it is Damon doesn't come across half as smugly as he should. Did I read in a Berliner-Broadsheet that Albarn was the new Bowie? Jesus Christ, are we that desperate? CW got it nail on with 'dull'. I concur. Some albums need to be given time to reveal themselves, others need time to just get you complacent - people, do not be fooled on this one. A 'B' is generous.
 
Posted 01/26/2007 - 05:35:06 PM by mikepowell:
 i really like this album. one man's 'dull' is another's 'melancholy,' i guess.
 
Posted 01/27/2007 - 06:28:05 AM by meatbreak:
 Sure Mike. It's a fine line.
 
Posted 01/30/2007 - 10:54:12 AM by NickSouthall:
 It is dull (it's also weirdly, unneccessarily distorted on a few songs) and it is wasteful of an amazing rhythm section, but it's also... quite good.
 
Posted 01/31/2007 - 04:59:30 PM by J_R_K_:
 looking foward to seeing these guys live. i think i'll wait to listen to the record until afterwards. seems like it'd be better in person.
 
Posted 01/31/2007 - 05:07:41 PM by cwperry:
 mikepowell: fair 'nuff.
 
Posted 01/31/2007 - 11:09:27 PM by tomburg:
 It's not a funeral album at all ... it's a "I finally understand life" album and as someone who feels the same way, it's great to hear music that speaks to that part of my brain.
 
Posted 02/05/2007 - 07:34:16 PM by cwperry:
 God damn it, this is growing on me. It's better than some of the Blur catalog, I'll say that . . .