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Drawn to the Deep End
· Is it a re-release from the eighties? Is that hiccuping or singing? A new release from a UK group you'll be embarrassed for.
He's not Martin Gore or Morrissey, but the lead singer of Gene, Martin Rossiter, is trying. Rossiter's voice fluctuations are distracting and annoying. As a result, it is difficult to block out front and center vocals and pay attention to the other aspects of the 52-minute-long album.
Like the vocals, the lyrics offer little variation with each song. Instrumentation is light and the words are just plain silly.
"Save Me, I'm Yours": "Don't turn the light off and leave me / This bed feels cold and empty / The ghosts will come and get me / Won't you please stay here I'm scared / I need you to save me I'm scared."
It seems as though Gene's goal is to provide an easy listening album for a sensitive audience. The problem is that they are using rhythmic guitar sounds and British pop techniques that characterized the eighties.
Pinch your nose and protect your ears if you are not a fan of the genre.
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