Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Re: Breathe as a full album

Mike Blackwood mikeb@cs.mun.ca
Mon, 22 Sep 2003 09:49:23 -0230 (NDT)

I definately think that Breathe's biggest problem is a fusion of an 
experiment in songwriting that was a rather patchy success (ie teh 
laid-back sound) and HORRIBLE production that obscures the distinctive 
"Oily" flourishes wherever they crept in.

That said, though the bulk of the album sounds lifeless, and a few songs 
are just bland and/or bad, Bring On The Change, E-Beat, & Barest Degree 
are great, especially E-Beat.  Crank up the treble on the album and it all 
sounds a little better, but these 3 especially come alive.

I don't think it's a coincidence that E-beat and BotC were played live a 
fair bit on the Redneck tour...