ALBUM A DIFFERENT DRUM, ENERGY RELEASE:
JUNE, 2001 REVIEW: JUNE 26, 2001
is the only fragment of greatness left. It's their best track to date, still
The Nine insist on wrecking all the other tracks with unsettling rock'n'roll
An enigma on par with that of the Bermuda triangle.
wrestle with some of the same problems as "Native Anger" did. But what was only vague trends on the debut have now sprung into exaggeration.
The guitars, or guitar samples, smother too much of the supposedly smart
electronics hovering in the background. With the emphasis put on broken
trust, broken hearts and broken minds in the lyrics and the somewhat misplaced
guitar riffs "Dreamland" ends up a tired cliché.
Geoff Pinckney, singer and songwriter of The Nine, still has the thoroughly
sought after fingertip touch when it comes to writing strong songs and
clever choruses. But he needs to make a critical decision. Is the Nine
an industrial or a pop band? The present mixture of elements of the
two just doesn't seem to go together.