Sunday, 6 April 2008

The Coral - Put The Sun Back In

The Coral are perpetual, with a consistently sprightly output. The fourth single from 'Roots & Echoes', this song does what its title suggests – for a second, the arpeggios and simplicity make you think you're sitting back in a deckchair with your sunglasses on, and a travel book in one hand and a cold beer in the other, whilst taking a leisurely stroll along the Mersey. Certainly it's light 'n' breezy, but that sort of MOR isn't going to change the world. It’s quite difficult to have any sort of reaction to this, in honesty - apart from that it's, well, nice. 'Put The Sun Back' is amiable, like an unirksome, dependable fair-weather friend. It's no 'Pass It On', and despite being a decent strumalong of sorts, it in fact neither possesses memorability nor merriment. It makes you wish The Coral would let loose and go a little crazy – or at least get up off their armchairs. The b-side is an instrumental of the track which is, unsurprisingly, even less enthralling.

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