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Saturday, 9 March 2019

The Late Great - Temporary Love Songs

The Late Great's second album is wrapped in a big big production. This is great Piano Rock, it reminds me in feel to the last Fast Romantics album. Main Man, Tor Thomassen's vocals are very Ricky Ross, if Ross was being backed by The E Street Band or Bruce Hornsby's Range.

There's a definite Deacon Blue feel, maybe even Cherry Ghost. Temporary Love Songs is a huge singalong affair. The album's pace rarely lets up, it's big in scope and yet again proves what a hot bed of Pop Rock, Norway is.

I must confess to a love of great Piano led Rock, but there's far more than just that here. Epics like Sundown Surrender and Another Trap don't let up and Born To Be Young is at thigh slapping pace. If Not Forever Girl has a great Organ background, again the Deacon Blue feel is high.

The handclaps on All You Got border towards Power Pop or even The Replacements. You really would expect this album to be out of the States. It's Norway and all the better for it. It's really loud for these Lo-Fi ears, but wonderfully so.

You can buy the album everywhere and really should. You can listen to samples on the likes of Amazon here. Plus it's on Spotify.


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