Saturday, 4 August 2007

Wasn't I Right About You?

There's something to be said for the model of album structure where the last track acts as a gentle easing out, rather than a grand conclusion. The last couple of Elbow albums come to mind in particular here, both with miniature songs that act like epilogues to the records, tying everything up nicely and preparing for the finish.
The Bluetones' last song "Wasn't I Right About You?" is more upbeat and musically substantial than those but still feels like it fits this idea, particularly the beautiful trumpet near its close. Thing is that without enough strength in the album before it, it just feels a little inconsequential rather than an earned winding down.