Toploader -‘Only Human’ (Underdogs)
Slagging off Toploader is a bit like shooting fish in a barrel. In fact, I like most people believed that they had split up. But it appears they were only on hiatus, and after eight years, are back on a new label and with their third album.
People, I honestly, truthfully tried to give this album the benefit of the doubt. The sad fact of the matter is that within a few tracks I found it boring, towards the end I was just absolutely desperate for it to end. The sad fact of the matter is that they are U2-wannabes, with cod spiritual lyrics that are ultimately empty.
Take the forthcoming single ‘A Balance To All Things.’ With lyrics like ‘You can swim to the right if it makes you feel alright/you can lean to the left, get your problems off your chest…’ you either feel this is singalong stuff or you feel it’s trite. You pays your money and you takes your choice. I’m sure that Toploader are lovely people.
But this is just a crushingly dull album to these ears.
Only Human is released on May 30.