Sunday, 16 August 2009

The Ting Tings: We Started Nothing

image I've been sat on this album for far too long, and never got round to making a post about it - so, time to quickly put that right.

I suppose one reason it's taken me a while to get round to reviewing the album is that it also took me ages to actually buy the thing. The Ting Tings were a band who always had loads of good tracks, but very few were fantastic. OK, we all know That's not my name, but could be worried that the other singles of Great DJ, We Walk ... they're all a bit similar - shouty, and not with the greatest tune, but still good with an addictive quality.

Overall, the album is pretty much of the same - good, but nothing brilliant. Fruit Machine is pretty clever with its fast pace, and Traffic Light is very different from the feel of the rest of the album with a reggae feel. The recurring "loud" theme does make it an album that you can only listen to on loop if you're driving late at night, and some times it does just make it a bit too much. But, it's an unusual sound, and you'll hear very little like it - so when you're in the mood, it's perfect.

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