Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Golden Age - American Music Club

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They split up to little fanfare, got back together to perhaps even less fanfare and then title their "comeback album" as The Golden Age. I can only assume that the rumour isn't true; American's "do" irony after all.

There's musicianship on display, to be fair, but why oh why is everthing so relentlessly dull? At least ten of the thirteen tracks seem to be interchangeable, and when they're as, well, boring as they are that's not a good thing.

Maybe I'm missing the point. Maybe this 9th studio album will appeal to long-term fans of the band. All I can say is that it doesn't appeal to me in the slightest.

For a better sounding take on 70's AOR you might as well check out The Feeling. At least they have a sense of fun.

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