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Nature's Law by Embrace

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Reviewed on 20th March 2006.


Nature's Law

By Embrace

Poor Embrace. Faced with the fact underground success will never be theirs and the acceptance of those wimpy looking skinny kids in tight jeans being even further away, they sold their collective soul to Lucifer with middle management demeanour himself - Chris Martin. Embrace, with Coldplay cast-off in hand skipped off to the studio to record the tune that should give a big 'fuck you' to the underground and a big how do to the mainstream. To an extent it pretty well worked according to plan. Top 10 single with 'Gravity' and all that, so why is it Embrace still seem to be in this limbo between nationwide notoriety and worldwide nothing-oriety? Pfft. That's Embrace's problem. If they're trying to resolve it with 'Natures Law' unfortunately it appears they'll fall short again. Being as it is 'Gravity' mark 2.0 but with less grandiose and less of everything that made 'Gravity' quite a nice little pop song. 'Natures Law' hits its peak on about the 5th listen mark before descending into the scary reality that is Embrace by numbers.



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On 25th March 2006 at 14:11 Anonymous 3301 wrote...

Hey Luke another 'classic' over opinionated review, doubtless you'll change your mind as you did with the artic monkeys. Go with the flow baby!


On 25th March 2006 at 14:16 Dave LMS wrote...

I don't mind this tune to be fair, it's grown on me to the extent I'd probably be honest in saying I like it. The Embrace stuff tends to always be hit and miss for me. Some stuff I love, some other stuff just passes me by totally. As a total neutral I was really pleased to see Embrace's 'comeback' (probably the wrong word) over the past couple of years.


On 1st April 2006 at 17:50 Anonymous 3566 wrote...

haha hilariously i read that bit i did on the monkeys at leeds fest (assuming that's what you're alluding to) earlier this week and was quite amused at how wrong I was. Ah well, we're all allowed one mistake.
Cheers for keeping tabs though bud


On 1st April 2006 at 18:47 Dave LMS wrote...

hehe ... rumbled



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