BRAVE NEW WORLD
ALBUM A DIFFERENT DRUM RELEASE: SPRING 1999 REVIEW: MAY 22, 1999
I really liked the debut album from Brave New World, "Understand". With smooth, melodic pop songs they seemed to know their way around quality synthpop. With this followup, "Groove Thing", I'm a bit more hesitant. They have drifted away from the synthetic and flirt more with traditional pop music. It's hard to find tracks to cling to when listening to the album the first time, like "Regret" or "Winter" from the debut. It just doesn't grab me and I'd advice you to invest in "Understand" instead of this, to put it frank, boring, album. Aside from the uptempo "I Want Her" and the Duran Duran cover "Planet Earth", this is really nothing to write home about.