We have seen the past of rock & roll, and its name is BRITISH SEA POWER. And this, we can’t emphasize enough, is a good thing, as evinced on their debut album, THE DECLINE OF BRITISH SEA POWER (Rough Trade), a pitch-black-perfect channeling of such gloomsters as the Smiths, Joy Division, and the Cure. Depressing ditties like ”Fear of Drowning” (”…and all the money in the world/Won’t help you now”) are sure to put a frown on even the most well-adjusted mope-rockers. But it’s not all darkness: The Brighton, England-based quintet offers enough straight-ahead rockers to keep the CD from turning into dirge overkill. In fact, the track-4-and-5 combo that yokes the yearning splendor of ”Something Wicked” to the fist-pumping fury of ”Remember Me” gets our early vote for the best back-to-back song pairing of the year. The only decline we expect from British Sea Power is in their undeserved obscurity.
The Decline of British Sea Power We have seen the past of rock & roll, and its name is BRITISH SEA POWER. And this, we can't emphasize enough, is a good thing, as evinced on...The Decline of British Sea PowerRock We have seen the past of rock & roll, and its name is BRITISH SEA POWER. And this, we can't emphasize enough, is a good thing, as evinced on...2003-09-26
Genre: Rock; Producer (group): Rough Trade
Posted September 26 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
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