This Band Defies You To Dislike Them!
Matthew Burkholder | USA | 04/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It can't be done, unless you hate all the elements which make up a good pop record. Ian Broudie and his band created music that sinks into your brain and leaves a mark like a barrel of wine spilled on a white shag carpet. 'Life of Riley' should be distilled and marketed under the brand name Catchy Cola, coming in a very close second after 'Three Lions', a song so melodic it forced me to love it in spite of not caring a tinkers' cuss about Football, American and British definitions of the word included. Not to say the 'Seeds do not have their introspective side! 'Waiting For Today to Happen' is somewhat fatalistic and bleak, a fact that will escape almost everyone until they get past the beautiful music long enough to reflect upon the lyrics. If you're looking for something to validate your drearily held belief that life is Misery and no mortal has ever suffered the misunderstandings the Clods and Philistines have thrust upon your sensitive soul, keep looking. This CD is for people who are happiest when they're happy.
Like They Always Do...
Lina | Singapore, Singapore | 09/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Lightning Seeds is one of my favourite bands... And this album just proves why. Like You Do is a collection of britpop at it's best. If you are wondering what The Seeds are about, this is the perfect album to start off with. One spin and I garuntee you'll be hooked - and no doubt will this album make you wonder what is wrong with "pop" nowadays. This album is truly timeless. I can still listen to it after 8 years and the songs just don't sound dated at all. It's just a shame that The Seeds are no more. Give your senses a treat and get this album. You won't be disappointed!"
Wow, a greatest hit album already!
Alex East | Sacramento, CA | 05/02/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The lightning seeds have been plugging their own brand of guitar Indie/Pop for several years now, but like their colonial contemporaries, Crowded House, a greatest hits album has sneaked up on us without us realizing that they'd had that many big hits. In fact they haven't. They've managed to pad the album with a couple of very good new songs and a remake of one of their old standards. On the whole if I could only buy one Lightning Seeds album, it would be this one."