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The Fanclub - Poets Die Too

by Kezia Coleman Rating:5.5 Release Date:2010-11-22

The Fanclub singer and guitarist, Josh Todd, writes lyrics reminiscent of Morrissey's profound poetry, and he has certainly been blessed with Jeff Buckley's striking vocal despair. 'Poets Die Too' is the final track from the band's sessions with Greg Haver, who has produced Manic Street Preachers and Super Furry Animals. Despite such a fantastic producer, and the noticeable talent from every member of this London five-piece, there is nothing exceptional about this track. It is merely a sturdy shadow of its clear influences.

This doesn't make it bad. The Fanclub have crafted better music, and I personally am not a fan (pun not intended) of its cock-rock guitar solo. The singles b-side, 'Further', has a sweet acoustic minimalism and clean singing strings. It's a good track that sits comfortably where it is: on the other side of the record. I am not annoyed; I am merely un peu disappointed.

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