12/01/2002 | Fracture | Album Review
I almost didn't keep this. I put it on and thought about it, but then thought "nah".... but then I accidentally put it back in my review pile! Well I'm quite glad as it's not bad for what it is. But what it is is most definitely not punk rock! The first thing that pulled me in was the vocals- total Suzanne Vega smoothness over acoustic tuneage complete with cello and bowed bass. Yes that means this is very light listening. But sometimes, if it's done this well, I can deal with it and actually enjoy it. So you get the picture, this is a nice winter warmer for moody "serious" people who wear duffel coats and lambswool scarves, ha ha.... I have to say though, if ABBA haven't sued over the first track yet then they're bound to soon - and if Azure Ray don't know what I'm talking about, they're fucking lying!!!! But whatever, six tracks in almost half and hour should keep you sweet until you get your Simon and Garfunkel "Best of" CD back from your mum!