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A Decade In The Sun - Heres Hoping To Another!
Decade In The Sun - Stereophonics
Member Name: katykicker
Decade In The Sun - Stereophonics
Date: 01/01/09, updated on 27/08/11 (78 review reads)
Advantages: Absolutely corking album!
Firstly let me start by saying that this has got to be the most anticipated Greatest Hits album ever! And boy is it great!
My Fiance brought me this as one of my Christmas presents and below you will find my personal review of each of the 20 (yes, 20!) tracks.
Dakota - This is a very fast paced guitar song which is quite a reminiscent song talking about lying around in summertime and the feelings of being in love.
The Bartender And The Thief - Quite an old song but yet again a classic (aren't they all!).
Just Looking - The guitar on this song is absolutely fantastic, the song talks about just looking at various things and not buying. Great song for singing at the top of your lungs!
Have A Nice Day - This song has a very happy vibe, the lyrics seem to be quite nonsensical but still a great song to have a good sing to.
Local Boy In The Photograph - This song has quite touching lyrics, it seems to be about a local boy who has passed away and how everyone has gathered to lay flowers and remember him the way he was.
Maybe Tomorrow - The vocals on this song are amazing as is the music. This song always provokes memories of summertime driving around listening to this as loud as possible without bursting my eardrums! Maybe tomorrow I'll find my way home..! The lyrics say it all there!
Superman - This song has a very fast tempo and is definitely one to be played loud! The drumming is amazing. Definitely a track for the summertime!
Pick A Part That's New - This song is talking of all things new and how you can do anything you want to do.
My Own Worst Enemy - The first of two brand new songs on the album; definitely worth a listen anyway!
I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio - I think most people would recognise this song even if they weren't fans of the Stereophonics.
You're My Star - The second of two brand new songs on the album; it was released recently and is a very catchy song with an upbeat vibe.
My Writer - This is one of my favourite Stereophonics numbers and has a fantastic rift to it whilst being a slow song talking about the way of the media.
Step On My Old Size Nines - This is quite a philosophical song wondering about life and where we are going and what will we get from this world. Not one of my favouite Stereophonics songs but still a deserving one for this album.
Devil - This song is just all about the Devil, quite a loud song with rather questionable lyrics. Still a good one in my opinion.
It Means Nothing - This is a very emotion filled song.
A Thousand Trees - An absolute classic festival number from back in the early days of the Stereophonics talking about how it only take one tree to make a thousand matches and only takes one match to burn a thousand trees! Very true indeed, absolutely classic song which you can shout your heart out too!
Vegas Two Times - This song is about Las Vegas and gambling and Vietnam vet taxi rides. A very catchy song which will stay on your mind all day!
Traffic - This song was literally wrote while Kelly Jones was sitting in a traffic jam. This is festival favourite as everyone enjoys screaing along to this whilst drinking a few beverages! Talking about being stuck in traffic and idly wondering what other motorists are on their way to do or what they have in the boot of their cars!
More Life In A Tramp's Vest - I do not rate this song very highly and could think of other songs which would be more deserving for the greatest hits. Its quite a short number and not many words to worry about remembering thats probably the plus of the song!
Handbags And Gladrags - This is a fantastic song to close the album. A great song that is crooned amazingly by Kelly Jones who has a voice to die for!
I would definitely recommend this song to young or old Stereophonics fans and even people who have never heard the Stereophonics before (where have you been all these years!) the album is worth every penny and comes completed with an inlay with all of the words plus photographs from the last 10 years. (Hence the name "A Decade In The Sun").
You can also find this review on ciao.co.uk under the same title, username katyeverett :)
Summary: If only they could have squeezed on a few more! Get out and buy!