Overall, good. There is an interesting mix of inspiration from David Bowie to U2. A poppy influence of a punk streak into an interesting mix. There is an interesting flow throughout the album, almost a sense of fulfilment, perhaps linked to the title ‘Funeral’ It is truly a journey and celebration through the melody of the music. In the backseat builds to a beautiful send off, with layers and layers adding more and more complexity and rhythm until the crescendo, then one by one, the sounds fade and the instruments disappear, much like attendees at the funeral service, we hear the violin crying out, and the beat as footsteps fading away. Finally a few piano notes and string plucks leaves us with an eery and sudden silence. The end of a funeral and a deliberate end.
This is an upbeat and folky pop style inspired album. An accent on the main singer adds a sense of rawness to the soundstage whilst the use of taps, claps and drums allows for a more playful and rich tone throughout. Just as the style of the album is started to be understood, an **Electronic Renaissance** in the form of a mid album breakup shakes things up. The mixing of this track is raw and unfiltered, presenting harsh trebles and highs, a radio in the shed experience. Suddenly, we are back into the earlier album with a happy style guitar riff paving way for the ballad style **‘I could Be Dreaming’** The use of tremolo and echos throughout the song provides a warm feel to the track. Powerful tracks and voice complete the powerful backing to the song. The vocals provide a surprising rounding and polish to the outdo of the song, solidifying the ballad experience. Suddenly the tempo drops in a reflective outlook on life as shown in **We Rule The School**, make the most of your life and think back to the times as a kid. This vocal emphasised track intertwines with various musical melodies to represent the different paths of different people. Powerful lyrics presenting a powerful message. **My Wandering Days Are Over** has a sense of refinement, a reflective look back on life with a feeling of the journey through life. We can hear about the path the lead singer has taken, the wisdom he has gained along the way. The music is less playful, more serious and the addition of brass represents the subtle seriousness of the track. **I don’t love anyone** and **Mary Jo** are just not worth writing about, a weak end to a could be great album.
I’m not really sure what to make of the reggae genre. If you were to describe a chilled out evening and some tunes to suit, this would be the genre. The tunes are fun and the style is chilled, but the lyrics run deep. An all happy and fulfilling album.
Such an awesome live album. The energy was absolutely incredible and the pure rock atmosphere was something to imagine when listening away. Sweet sweet sweet guitar riffs and some awesome rocking ballads. Would highly recommend.
Powerful lyrics and a powerful voice. This woman knows how to rock a song and rock a crowd. She would be incredible live!
This was really hard to listen to, never again
I really liked the first couple of songs. From there this album quickly became background music. It will make a useful album for chilling out if chicks come over post covid.
Great album, there's something about the old punky rock which is both relaxing and exciting at the same time. I love the ability to turn it up and rock it out
I love the liverpudlian accent making it’s way into the songs and the overall melodies. Feels very lightning seeds inspired and that is not a bad thing!
I qquite enjoyed this album. I was initially sceptical but am now a convert
I really didn't like this album as much as I should have done, I found the music immature and uncollected, actually felt chlostrophobic at times, yes the guitar riffs are cool, but not much else.
Absolutely loved this album, a real rock classic. I like the way the whole album is great and upbeat. This was also the first time listening to the Purple Rain song in the 9 minute variant. All I can say is… wow!
Hated every second. noped so hard
I liked the odd track, it was quite samey. I miss the Rock Bruce
Great Green Day album, right from the start they were something different!
Shame about the distortion in the sound profiling, I really can't get on with that
It was really claustrophobic