Tenlow wrote: ↑Tue 28 Jan 2020, 2:16 pmThe difference in taste is quite astonishing, really. I still can't believe that some people would rank Please AND Introspective as two of their worst albums. Amazing.
In theory Introspective should be one of my favourites as it had such a strong singles run, but there is just something about it that leaves me cold. Please is good but I prefer other albums and I think other albums have stronger album tracks. Elysium is only saved by 1 fantastic single (Leaving) 2 great album tracks (Face Like That & Requiem) and strong design theme.
With Hotspot, I LOVE Will-O-The-Wisp after initially despairing at the title before hearing it. Such a strong melody, love the story and love the sound of the U1 that transport me back to Berlin on one of my numerous visits to a city I adore.
You Are The One - such a poor, weak and inspiring track. Should have left it on Super’s cutting room floor. By another act, it might have worked and been a strong candidate but from the boys it feels lacklustre.
Happy People just about works. The intro needs tightening up but this will probably be done when it gets a Radio edit/single versions.
Dreamland - love the song after having reservations about the teaming up with Olly.
Hoping For A Miracle - I actually like it for what it is. Inoffensive, filler.
I Don’t Wanna - hmm sometimes I like it sometimes I don’t.
Monkey Business - ADORE this. Single of the year! Their best single for me since I Don’t Know What You Want...
Only The Dark - I feel I should like it as the intro is great but there is something about it that I can’t gel with. I can’t put my finger on what though.
Burning The Heather - this has grown on me massively
Wedding In Berlin - this should not have been on the album. It does not work. They should have left it as a wedding present and has An Open Mind or Decide instead. It feels messy and sticks out like a sore thumb.
I don’t like album design either. The album doesn’t fit the other two album trilogy covers and the U-bahn theme would have been stronger. Having spent a lot of time in Berlin, aside from Will-o-the-wisp it doesn’t feel like a Berlin album.