STEREOPHONICS Language. Sex.
From page 80 of Classic Rock Magazine April 2005
Kelly Jones remembers how to rock.
Being a Stereophonics fan has been a frustrating
business in recent years, with mainman Kelly Jones seemingly determined to banish all trace of the passion and ebullience of their debut Word Gets Around.
But no longer. Language. Sex.
Violence. Other? is a magnificently direct album, packed with full-throttle rock songs. At its heart is recent single Dakota, a breathtaking anthem whose cutting-edge production belies a depth of feeling that Jones has rarely shown before. Perhaps this new urgency has something to do with new drummer Javier Weyler.
Either way, the driving riffs of songs like Superman suggest a band who have rediscovered the unpretentious joys of classic rock’n’roll.
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