I had the opportunity to listen back to Friday Mourning last night for the first time since it first came out.
Does anyone share the view the although Moz has brought in new songwriters, the music hasn't really changed or even slightly deteriorated?
I'm thinking about the arrangement and lyrics for Friday Mourning and how it's spoiled by the 'unisong' approach again. At times, fans were baying for Whyte and Boorer to be replaced and in part, they got their wish, but nothing's changed. Could it be that Moz is keeping the music flat to retain the spotlight on the vocal melody and lyrical content?
Songs that seem to me to have been undersold by the unspectacluar nature of the musical accompanyment include:
- Friday Mourning (Should have been an epic on an EDILS scale)
- Christian Dior (Or Christian 3chords as it should be called)
- He Cried (The opening bars are still a crime)
- The World Is Full of 3 Chord Songs (A Smiths Lyric and Melody if ever there was one)
- I'll Never Be Anyone's Hero Now' (Again, A Strangeways/Viva Hate period sentiment with a minimal as possible verse accompanyment and an attempt at Radiohead's no surprises for the chorus)
There are others but that's enough for me
What do you think?