Review of 10:20 Album by The Twang

Currently touring the UK, Birmingham quintet The Twang rode a wave of media hype in 2007 that resulted in hit singles and a top three spot for debut album 'Love It When I Feel Like This'. Two years later the follow up barely made top twenty, so the act now release record number three hoping for a return to prominence.

The Twang 10:20 Album

It's often said if you can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all, but that wouldn't make for much of a review. It was never The Twang's fault that they were heralded as a great band all those years ago, but trying to recall their 'famous' songs proves difficult and that in itself is the issue with '10:20'. After multiple listens there remains a lack of memorable tunes and with 'Paradise' and 'Guapa' named on the press release as singles, you'd expect a hook of some sort, but no. 'Last Laugh' begins with a promising guitar part before soon fading to obscurity, while the closing couplet of 'Wait Forever' and 'Strangers' are simply forgettable from beginning to end. This is not a difficult record to listen to due to it being poor; it's more that the ideas are so uninspiring and result in absolutely no excitement. Think of being in pub with your mates only to be interrupted by a competent but unwanted band playing in the corner to have an idea of how this leaves you feeling.

Alex Lai

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