MERCURY, UNIVERSAL RELEASE: OCTOBER 15, 2001
REVIEW: OCTOBER 30, 2001
In the late nineties there were so many electronic bands like Lamb out there. Mostly British duos with a machine guy and a female vocalist. Now, most of these, often excellent, projects are gone. But Lamb have managed to stay alive and kicking. Loise Rhodes and Andy Barlow have been doing their thing since 1994 and now they are here with a new, strong album.
One of Lamb's greatest assets is their willingness to expand electronic music. They mixes all kinds of styles like drum'n'bass, pop and jazz.
In the past, Barlow's obsession with drum'n'bass was annoying at times.
This time around Lamb use all their experience to try to make the most out of their cool songs, with emphasis on all aspects. Rhodes has been fighting for real song writing and melodies, and therefore Lamb have reached a healthy balance. "What Sound" could use more variation though.
Like all bands once associated with electronica and dance, many people dismiss new releases throughput a longer career. It's difficult for a seven year old band to be considered fresh and innovative in that climate. But I have never cared much for those matters. And I am not about to start now. I enjoy "What Sound" and that is what counts for me.
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