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2.54 | 1249 ratings

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Frankie Flowers
3 stars Interesting to see such a mixture of ratings for this album. I rate it the same as 90125, becaue this one makes up a lot for its energy. As I said on another review, don't bother comparing it to the earlier albums! "Rhythm Of Love" starts on a fair pace, Anderson's vocals on this album are brighter and angelic sometimes too. He couldn't have been on much higher form than on here. There are some weaker points, "Rhythm Of Love" and "Almost Like Love" are not such good songs but "Shoot High, Aim Low" is very good indeed. It has a different pace to the others, and seems to have a darker theme and mood as well but well worth listening to. "Love Will Find A Way" is also a really decent song. I have noticed how many songs have the word "love" in them. And when it comes to lyrics on the album, I am not especially fussed, but "Final Eyes" one of my favourites has a very nice line "like a river without a stream, nightime without dreaming". Nice melody as well and nice arrangements with acoustic guitar and Tony Kaye's keyboards. The last two songs on the album are great too "I'm Running" and "Holy Lamb". I would recommened revisiting the album for those songs. There is a good amount of variety again on "Big Generator" like on their last album, including some exotic influences. Three solid stars.
Frankie Flowers | 3/5 |


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