Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 153 / 9-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Helium | Autor: SaS
Six years have passed since one of the almost forgotten Britpop hopefuls released her last album. The brothers Thomas and Alex White have released a series of records in the noughties that have been quite well received by critics. Nevertheless, The Electric Soft Parade remained more or less an insider tip. After Noel Gallagher had last packed her into his supporting program, now comes the new album with the simple title "Idiots" and knows, once again, almost on full line to convince. If you are enthusiastic about beautiful melodies, imaginative lyrics and ingenious arrangements, The Electric Soft Parade is a must for you. Above all, the contrast between the sunny pieces that want to embrace the world and the reserved, melancholic songs is extremely successful. The weak point, however, is the singing, which does not come close to the quality of songwriting. Which ultimately closes the loop on Noel Gallagher.
Top track: The Corner Of Highdown And Montefiore