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The Sad Song Co

Miseryguts Dec 2003

This was not an album I liked for the first few listens. Too many pop melodies and not enough concentrated rocking to get my teeth into. But persistence can be a virtue and with music as accomplished as this. When I first heard the name 'The Sad Song Co.' I expected some truly great, miserable music from someone who had named himself that. Certain songs live up to that expectation, The Everlasting Mile is emotional and affecting.Deep Cover has a beautiful chorus of 'Im not a good man, I'm a bad manI've got them all fooled into thinking I'm a good man'. It reminds me of The The's Infected in it's melodic structure and vocal effects. I still feel that there's too many chords underlying the music it's a bit too busy. The overall effect is really very pleasant and a particularly fine vocal performance.

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