Up to now I’ve always assumed a fairly anonymous demeanour in both my writing and the way I present said writing to you, my readers; there’s not many explicitly personal details discussed in my reviews. If you will, double this message up as an apology for the lack of personalisation. But this is simply a quick message to let you all know that even by my, admittedly, very harsh standards, there are a great many songs that could easily attract the miserable coronation of a single star but in the same breath, it must be said that there is nearly always something of merit. Occasionally though, there is no such hope. Recently I’ve struggled to find many songs I’ve reviewed worthy of anything more than three stars, so therein lies my apology. It’s not that I’m finding joy in being a miserable sod and damning songs with bad reviews purely for the sake of it: it’s just that there’s really isn’t any new music worth listening to these days unless you venture outside the charts, but then you befall the innumerable and supposedly influence-less young ‘indie’ bands/artists scratching fervently, desperately even, at some non-existent wall in the industry to find their niche when in fact, they find themselves best when they imitate others.
So yeah, soz. I’ll have a review up in a jiffy.