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08/10/2014 : SIMPLE MINDS - Honest Town

SIMPLE MINDS

Honest Town

MusicCD single
New wavePop

[70/100]   

Self-released
08/10/2014, Paul PLEDGER

Alongside Blindfolded, Simple Minds have issued two songs to tease followers with news of new album Big Music (reviewed elsewhere on this site), their first for five years. It's a promising return, not least for those of us still reeling from the Belfast Child years - Honest Town is a weighty slice of proto Euro-disco tailor-made for venues smaller than arenas but larger than your local hop. But that's the Simple Minds way - optimistic to the last, brimming with big tunes and a Jim Kerr vocal that's rarely sounded clearer in its latter days. The guitars soar, the drums pound and "lights shine" - welcome back to Simple Minds.

 

This review also appeared on Flipside Reviews

Paul PLEDGER
08/10/2014


 

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