A somewhat confusing album
The Fluffer

The conclusion to be drawn from the mysterious Blue Eyed Shark’s sonic experiment is that bouncing from genre to genre, whilst ignoring the quality control dial, results in a frustrating mess.

While ‘Look Back’ is a smart Brendan Benson-like boy ballad, and ‘Jetplane’ a startling - and out of place - hunk of spacey-rave, the cod reggae of ‘What To Do’ is utterly toe-curling.

Elsewhere, the cheap pop of ‘Tapdance’ and ‘Rain’ both drip with aural fromage. Like a kid in a sweet-shop, Blue Eyed Shark seemingly cannot decide what to excel at first. Confused? You will be.

5/10

Words by John Freeman

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