Coasts: Coasts

review coasts x1 cong

Single Oceans, which even we’ve heard on the radio, opens this album and sets the tone. A massive, catchy chorus, a sunny day feel, slick and commercial — it’s entertaining and pleasing to listen to, even uplifting in places, but we’ve heard it all before. Even at 37 minutes there’s a bit of padding.

Name your safe band with a commercial sound and the comparisons are here, from Athlete to Iglu and Hartley, and more modern outfits such as Chvrches (though we thought the latter too bland — this is better). It’s all like Iglu and Hartley, come to think of it. As well as the various comparisons in Oceans, Wolves and Stay, A Rush Of Blood To The Head sounds like Coldplay, obviously.

Enjoyable, though.

About jerobear

Weekly newspaper editor in Cheshire, England. I blog my editorials and the CDs I write about. I play drums, drink coffee, play music, meditate. I hate filling in forms.

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