Ben Marwood
Outside There's A Curse


3.5
great

Review

by ConsiderPhlebas USER (34 Reviews)
March 23rd, 2011 | 21 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Quirky and endearing folk-punk from England

Theighters always seemed like prime material for a renewal, a step up to the heights thenes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it derivative.

At its heart, Darkness, Oh Hell is a foot-stomping monster, played from the hip in a smoky, drunken haze. It’s overly-dramatic, even theatrical in tone, but when it works, it works. Jerry Jonesnes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it [i]derivatiighters always seemed like prime material for a renewal, a step up to the heights thenes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it derivative.

At its heart, [i]Darkness, Oh ighters always seemed like prime material for a renewal, a step up to the heights thenes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it derivative.

At its heart, Darkness, Oh Hell is a foot-stomping monster, played from the hip in a smoky, drunken haze. It’s overly-dramatic, even theatrical in tone, but when it works, it works. Jerry Jonesnes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it [i]derivatiighters always seemed like prime material for a renewal, a step up to the heights thenes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it derivative.

At its heart, Darkness, Oh Hell is a foot-stomping monster, played from the hip in a smoky, drunken haze. It’s overly-dramatic, even theatrical in tone, but when it works, it [iighters always seemed like prime material for a renewal, a step up to the heights thenes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it derivative.

At its heart, Darkness, Oh Hell is a foot-stomping monster, played from the hip in a smoky, drunken haze. It’s overly-dramatic, even theatrical in tone, but when it works, it works. Jerry Jonesnes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it [i]derivatiighters always seemed like prime material for a renewal, a step up to the heights thenes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it derivative.

At its heart, Darkness, Oh Hell is a foot-stomping monster, played from the hip in a smoky, drunken haze. It’s overly-dramatic, even theatrical in tone, but when it works, it works. Jerry Jonesnes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it [i]derivatior people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it [i]derivatio the overall sound. It all feels too unassuming to be truly great, but Outside There’s a Curse pricks the interest of the listener, and lets you have fun in the process. Bringing the whole affair to a close with a worthy, halting cover of The Postal Service’s ‘The District Sleeps Alone Tonight’ suggests that England might finally have found its answer to Ben Gibbard.



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klap
Staff Reviewer
March 23rd 2011


10498 Comments


my favorite postal service song

Digging: Caribou - Our Love

ConsiderPhlebas
March 23rd 2011


6157 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Great song

couldwinarabbit
March 23rd 2011


6996 Comments


He's really really good.

ConsiderPhlebas
March 23rd 2011


6157 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yep

lookatthatparkinglot
March 24th 2011


168 Comments


Don't usually read reviews of people I haven't at least heard of, but saw the author and eagerly clicked the link. Another excellent review, and short in the best way.

lookatthatparkinglot
March 24th 2011


168 Comments


Thats what she said.

ConsiderPhlebas
March 24th 2011


6157 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

snarfsnarf

couldwinarabbit
March 24th 2011


6996 Comments


this is one of the best albums this year.

Kiran
Emeritus
March 25th 2011


6001 Comments


i will check this out

ConsiderPhlebas
March 25th 2011


6157 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Seems like something you'd get a kick out of, man

adkymo
March 27th 2011


162 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

great review. album's well worth a listen.

wabbit
April 1st 2011


7009 Comments


Sputnik would really love this if they gave it the time of day

ConsiderPhlebas
April 1st 2011


6157 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I think he's supporting Frank Turner soon, which will give him some exposure

SeaAnemone
April 19th 2011


20534 Comments


well this is pleasant enough

Digging: Pharmakon - Bestial Burden

wabbit
April 19th 2011


7009 Comments


2nd half is better.

SeaAnemone
April 19th 2011


20534 Comments


first song was pretty lame but it got better quickly

wabbit
August 16th 2011


7009 Comments


Something's wrong but I DON'T KNOW WHAT!

wabbit
August 28th 2011


7009 Comments


seriously people need to get this.

wabbit
September 12th 2011


7009 Comments


nice

wabbit
October 6th 2011


7009 Comments


Oh my days is such a good song.



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