09 February 2013
Against my better judgement, I bought 'Four Winds' by the Lightning Seeds. The previous albums were excellent. However, the most recent Ian Broudie solo album was a dreary affair. I should have realised that that had signalled a shift in musical direction. Where the Lightning Seeds used to have soaring guitars and wonderful melodies, this is a bland thing. My little sister heard it once and threw it back at me. Ugh.
This is my last Lightning Seeds album.
On a related note, I heard the first single, 'Heaven' from the upcoming Depeche Mode album, 'Delta Machine'. It was truly awful. I will not be buying it. Depeche Mode's music has not been good from 1993. Ugh. I had persisted hoping but it was hopeless.