Thursday, 12 May 2011

Song of the Day - When We Were Kids

Eskimo Joe - When We Were Kids
Album: Ghosts of the Past (2011)

Once upon a time, I enjoyed anything that Eskimo Joe released. Girl and A Song Is A City were awesome albums from the Western Australian three-piece, but then they cashed in on the emo trend with Black Fingernails, Red Wine and lost me completely. Apparently I wasn't the only one, as sales from follow-up Inshalla were nothing to write home about. Now comes new track, 'When We Were Kids' and based off some initial listens... I'm not sure how I feel. Is Temperley trying to sound even more like Michael Hutchence than usual? Admittedly, it's not a bad song; the chorus is catchy and there's not a hint of emo-ness within. It just doesn't make me want to rush out and get Ghosts of the Past when it's released.

Rating: 2.5/5

1 comment:

  1. maybe the rest of the album will be different. Don't record company's choose the singles and pre-releases? I think too it might be awkward to come from Australia and not sound like one of the greater bands from Aus.
    Okay, okay - all I'm saying is I wont make a judgement yet. I will wait for the album and listen it out ...


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