field music - plumb (2.5/5)

it is interesting to note that the posting of this review on twitter led to a fucking onslaught of childish behaviour from both the band and their management. even more interesting was the mini-conversation about reviewing that myself, nathan the current editor of kerrang! got into... sorta cool.

There is an old and abiding adage that people like to toss around when they make copies of something once wonderful: “everything old is new again.” And it is, when it’s new—when it’s created with purpose and when the artists have something to say. This isn’t the case with Field Music’s fourth full-length album, Plumb; instead of being interesting, rich and dynamic it is a throwaway that rests squarely on the shoulders of the giants that came before: Huey Lewis, Billy Joel and Prince.