Dark night of the soul for the Evil Godfather of Britpop.
Paul Kendall | 07/01/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This was the Auteurs third album, and was cynical even by their standards. Singer Luke Haines was wheelchair bound at the time, and certainly took no prisoners with his sneering verbal assault on anything and everything.In true nihilistic style, grim subjects such as aircraft disasters and child murders are discussed to the background of a more brittle sound than previous albums. However, this does not have the same songwriting quality of the classic first album 'New Wave', and is probably too dark for many. It's a patchy affair, but 'Light Aircraft on Fire', 'Land Lovers' and 'Unsolved Child Murder' (the latter track sounding like the Beatles if they'd been PURE MALEVOLENT EVIL) are absolutely classic tracks. It's worth checking out Luke Haines' new band 'Black Box Recorder' as well if you're into this."
madame | williamsport, pa | 11/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the best unknown bands out there. Pick up anything by them, you won't be dissapointed."