The Coral Are they punk-rock pirates? Psych-soaked Zappa-tistas? Or just a bunch of spliff-loving ska brats? These barely legal Liverpudlians may defy easy categorization -- "Dreaming of… The Coral Are they punk-rock pirates? Psych-soaked Zappa-tistas? Or just a bunch of spliff-loving ska brats? These barely legal Liverpudlians may defy easy categorization -- "Dreaming of… 2003-03-04 The Coral
Music Review

The Coral (2003)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Mar 04, 2003; Lead Performance: The Coral

Are they punk-rock pirates? Psych-soaked Zappa-tistas? Or just a bunch of spliff-loving ska brats? These barely legal Liverpudlians may defy easy categorization -- ''Dreaming of You,'' a '60s soul whirl, is just a few cuts away from the souped-up sea chantey ''Spanish Main'' -- but they're always engaging, making for a record that's as hard to ignore as it is to pin down.

Originally posted Mar 14, 2003 Published in issue #700 Mar 14, 2003 Order article reprints