As Far as the Eye Can See... (2006) It's hard out there for a Brit. These days, U.K. bands coveting NME 's cover seem to have two options: Go post-punk arch (see Arctic… 2006-03-28 People in Planes Indie Rock
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As Far as the Eye Can See... (2006)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Mar 28, 2006; Lead Performance: People in Planes; Genre: Indie Rock

It's hard out there for a Brit. These days, U.K. bands coveting NME's cover seem to have two options: Go post-punk arch (see Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs) or go home. Cardiff, Wales' People in Planes, though, find a retread road less traveled. Their debut, As Far as the Eye Can See..., looks to Radiohead's atmospheric ooze and Muse's bombast — which serves them well enough on the trippy melodics of ''If You Talk Too Much'' and ''Moth,'' but raises the question: What would be wrong with sounding like...themselves?

Originally posted Mar 24, 2006 Published in issue #870 Mar 31, 2006 Order article reprints