Header
Cardiacs - Guns CD (album) cover

GUNS

Cardiacs

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.23 | 35 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

raggleman
3 stars Cardiacs is a band. I love them Cardiacs people and having read sundry reviews of their noise on this site it is clear that they is a quicksand minded band who pull you into their world and not lets go.....no never. So I guess I'm preaching to the converted in my scribblings. But hey ho, nothing ventured no-one caned......

This is not the best starting point for them what is not part of Cardiacs cult . For the newcomer 'Sing To God' is the instruction. We here hear the return of Sarah's squawky sax and a more prongy approach to tunesmithery. Less of the EPIC toonage that ensnared us moons ago. 'Cry Wet Smile Dry' has one of those glorious bouncy choruses that makes you smile from ear to ear and was purloined by Blur for Modern Life Is Rubbish.

Much of it sounds like Cardiacs by numbers (which, of course, only Cardiacs is allowed to do) and something is lacking. Can't put my finger on it but it somehow doesn't 'connect'.

Listening now I is, and the hymn section at the end of Jetterbug is not as stirring as older efforts.

To conclude, even as a huge fan of the band I have to say this is a weak effort ('effort' being an apt word) so sadly I have to relate that this is for the committed only.

Oh, and get well soon Tim. Our thoughts are with you.

raggleman | 3/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Share this CARDIACS review

>

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.03 seconds