After watching their last CD – a busy, bellicose affair – get bitch-slapped by fans and critics, Ireland’s Ash have returned to the clean, uncomplicated sound of their mid-’90s debut. They borrow as much from hair metal (those ”Look, Ma!” guitar flourishes) as from the Ramones and occasionally resemble a Ritalin-deprived boy band. Eluding both current indie camps (they’re not maudlin like emo, not messily cynical a la the Strokes/Hives), Ash may have to settle for rock stardom.
Free All Angels After watching their last CD -- a busy, bellicose affair -- get bitch-slapped by fans and critics, Ireland's Ash have returned to the clean,...Free All AngelsRock After watching their last CD -- a busy, bellicose affair -- get bitch-slapped by fans and critics, Ireland's Ash have returned to the clean,...2002-08-02
Genre: Rock; Producer (group): Kinetic
Posted August 2 2002 — 12:00 AM EDT
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