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That Fucking Tank - TFT

by James Briscoe Rating:7.5 Release Date:2012-03-17

I can be as judgemental as a music Nazi at times, but I have not reviewed any music in a while so I will experience That Fucking Tank's TFT with a fresh outlook. The album itself is fresh too, with wholly instrumental tracks, such as its eponymously opening. It also makes a nice change to review a band with such a simple name, easy to type.

It is funny how several tracks, like 'Wonderful World', start with a familiar riff and, just when you expect someone to burst in to a predictable lyrical introduction, the track continues in strong guitar and drum-led rhythms. For once, it is exciting to be without 'heart-breaking' Adele-style lyrics and energised by rambunctious beats.

I find it somewhat annoying then that I have desperately wanted to find new music for a while and as soon as I give TFT a chance, I start to believe that rather than finding the music myself, it has come to me. With the deep impact that TFT brings, however, it might be an album that is hard to judge until a year after first listening. That is when you really know you if like an album.

After the energetic and instrument-only introduction of the first few tracks, 'Lomond', no doubt written about the famous loch, lulls you in to a relaxed state, one you might have been ready for. Nevertheless, the violent musical nature of the album returns with 'Nailbomb' and we are treated to the first inclusion of 'singing' on the album. As you can tell from the song title, 'Nailbomb' is no lullaby but, as I wrote, lullabies are not what I think we want anymore.

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