Best Albums of 2007 - No. 4
Underworld - Oblivion With Bells
Five years after their previous album, and with many side projects in-between, Underworld return with this long-awaited masterpiece. Rick Smith and Carl Hyde present us with an eclectic mix of electronic influences. "Crocodile" is my personal favourite, with an inherent sadness immediately apparent on the chorus (when you listen the line "all these things in me..."). Heart-breakingly beautiful and eerie at the same time, it captures your imagination and sends it soaring to the skies.
Check out the brilliant artwork too, like a Jackson Pollock painting, by the talented tomato - art director John Warwicker.
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Worst Albums Of 2007 - No.4
Dolores O'Riordan - Are You Listening?
Fans of the Cranberries were waiting for this record for a while now. Her voice is still in form (for those who like it that is), but I cannot say the same about her music. With other ladies currently vying for our attention this year with brilliant results, Dolores sounds like a poor relative, destined to stay at the margin while others take centre stage. No, we will not be listening. Pity.