Thursday, October 30, 2008

James: Hey Ma

Hey Ma
Decca Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
Hey Ma reunites the James gang from the Laid [1993] era and rekindles the spirit of their previous glory. The interesting thing about listening to James today versus then is that you realize how many bands were actually influenced by lead vocalist Tim Booth and the groups Smiths like style. Hey Ma is not a bad record, although it lacks a little bit of "wow" factor but fans of the band should easily fall in love with the album but it is highly unlikely it will bring that 90's success back.

Key Track: "Waterfall"

Band With Similar Fire: The Smiths

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-Reviewed by Sam DaMatta