Simply passes you by
Cast - Troubled Times

With some describing them as ‘The Who of the ’90s’, it was a surprise to many when Cast crashed and burned with the release of ‘Beetroot’, in 2001. Following this critical and commercial flop, there was silence. Until June 2010, when it was announced plans were afoot for a new album: ‘Troubled Times’. If nothing else, ‘Troubled Times’ shows us that regardless of the fact that times are ‘troubled’, Cast are too. This album’s tired, jingle-jangle guitars and faux-enthusiasm simply pass you by. When mentioned in future, rather than comparisons to The Who being fired back, Cast may attract a rather less flattering response of “…who?”


Words by George Boorman

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