Like most people (in the United States at least), I first became aware of David Gray around the time of his masterpiece White Ladder (one of the few records in my iTunes library with a five-star album rating) before digging deeper to explore his first three albums that had gone almost unnoticed in the 90s, enjoying those as well (especially Century Ends and Sell, Sell, Sell).
Unfortunately, he's continued making records, each progressively worst than the last, though I can't really say that the snooze-fest Mutineers is any better than this.
No discernible hooks or melodies, repetitive, inscrutable lyrics, sluggish tempos from start to finish, just bad production all around, and nary a guitar to be heard. Pretty much like the five singles he's released over the past few years since his last album.
While I do respect him for not trying to repeat himself per se, there's something to be said for writing a catchy song with good lyrics at least every now and then! He's been going downhill ever since he fired Clune, and the evidence is right there in his ever-devolving musical output.
- Audio CD (8 March 2019)
- Original Release Date: 8 March 2019
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Audiobook
- Label: INERTIA
- ASIN: B07JYQNMSK
- Other Editions: Vinyl
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,387 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)