I haven't had this before, this urge to need to really talk about a thing that I don't think I can do justice to written down. Although a lot of what I ended up saying was waffle, I do find it much easier to talk things through than to write them down. Writing's never been my strong point, but we'll see how this goes.
Here is what is effectively my review of Don Broco's new album, 'Automatic'.
Something I touched upon in my original 25 minute long ramble was about the type of band Don Broco are perceived as. There's been a lot of this online over the weekend and it really annoys me. I think that Don Broco get a lot of stick for being this "lad rock" "cheeky Nandos" "River Island poster boys" type of band, which I don't think is fair. And I don't think it's fair because this isn't some sort of trend that every band is doing at the moment, it's just Don Broco being Don Broco. And if you've listened to 'Automatic' with an open mind and didn't enjoy it, that's totally cool. But if you listened to 'Automatic' with the intention of disliking it when you got to the other end, what was the point in you bothering? Just ma feels, man.
I'd be genuinely interested to hear what others think about the album, especially if you want to address any of the points I've made. Feel free to comment below. You won't, but I feel kind inviting you to.