“So no-one told me it was going to be this way…”
Love it or hate it, everybody knows a Rembrandts song, even if they don’t know it was by them. However, that song is not on this album because that was 1995 not 1990. Ah.
I must admit that this is one of very few TTND albums this year that I hadn’t heard before now and I picked it from our list because I thought it would be all happy clappy bouncy music like said TV theme and, well, it isn’t. Even if you imagine yourself back in 1990 [if you can remember that far back – Ed] the music would feel dated even then rather than being timelessly classic. Some of the songs have shades of Elvis Costello, The Eagles or ELO [other bands beginning with E are available – Ed] about them which is not a bad thing but it’s by no means “the sound of the 90s.” In a lot of cases, it’s not even the sound of the 80s and does nothing for me more than remind me of a passable pub covers band – trundly 70s easy listening that’s okay for very background music to talk over but neither inspiring nor danceable. Sorry.
There is a saving grace on the album though… oh wait, no there isn’t. It’s muzak – instantly forgettable wallpaper. So, here’s the one by The Rembrandts that you do remember. Get ready for the clapping...
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