June 2nd, 2004

Why oh why oh why

... is it that when I buy an album on the strength of having heard one track on the radio, the rest of the album is radically different from the track that encouraged me to buy it?
It is not merely that the rest of the album isn't as good as the track I heard, which is to be expected, but that the track I liked is completely atypical.

The Transglobal Underground album unfortunately comes into this category. The track which I would describe as sounding like 'Half Man Half Biscuit' doing a dance track, 'Drinking In Gomorrah' is excellent and worth the cost of the album anyway, but unfortunately the rest of the album is best described as 'vaguely context free world music with dance beat wibble', which is doubtless OK if you like that sort of thing.

I think this is the most disappointed I have been since the Barenaked Ladies - I bought a few albums in the states on the strength of 'One Week', which again is somewhat unrepresentative - more up-tempo and funnier for a start, though I like 'If I had a million dollars' too.

Hey ho.