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    [Album Review] Morning Runner - Wilderness Is Paradise Now

    morningrunner1.jpgIt seems to have taken a lifetime for this album to come out. After all, legend has it that it was hearing this record playing in Parlophone HQ that inspired Chris Martin to rewrite Coldplay's X&Y album, and that's been out for ages!


    Worth the wait? Well, it's more instantly grabbing and a lot less namby pamby than the Coldplay record, but at the same time there are obvious signs of this being the debut record of a band still to truly find their forte. It seems for a lot of the time that Matthew Greener's vocals are carrying weak songs, and that loud guitar is trying to hide poorly thought out - maybe even unfinished - tracks.


    There seems to be a beautiful idea in every song, but most seem like they've not been used to their full potential. In some ways it seems like Morning Runner are trying to maintain credibility by making their songs just a little too scrappy for your mum and dad to pinch your copy of the album to listen to in the car on the way to a James Blunt concert. It's as though they're afraid of being too likeable.


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