Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Action Action is Back

Listening to Ethel today, I heard the new Action Action. Only hearing the song once, I can't say what I truly think of the single just yet. I wouldn't say it's bad. However, Rafer Guzman with Newsday has given An Army of Shapes Between Wars a spin or two and he "reacts" to the new Action Action here.

In his article he claims that the band's sophomore effort "isn't exactly aiming for the Top40," and that "it's a tough disc to get a handle on." He elaborates further:

"...things take a new turn with "The Game," the album's lead single, which brazenly swipes the chorus from Oasis' "Don't Look Back in Anger" and even throws in a George Harrison-esque guitar line. "What Temperature Does Air Freeze At?" goes one better, riding on the lilting flutes from the Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever." At times, Action Action sounds like the Dandy Warhols, the Brian Jonestown Massacre and other '60s revisionists."

Is that a good or bad thing? Guzman never really says. In the meantime, I'll try to get my hands on a copy of An Army, and I'll let you know what I think.

If any of you out there have heard the album, feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts.

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