The Rushes: Corners EP
A bit late with this review I’m afraid but I’ve listened to it a few times and still can’t make up my mind about it. I’ve got a 5-track promo, but there seems to be confusion about the format[s] of the physical release. In these days where downloading is the medium which dominates the market I don’t suppose format is an issue, though.
Anyway, back to my dilemma – is this a good record or not? Well, it’s got lots of little things to recommend about it but whether there’s a gestalt at work to make it add up to a memorable release I fear only time and events will tell. The singer has an interesting plaintive voice and the band is clearly competent - in fact I think they've probably spent a lot of time listening to Love's 'Forever Changes' - but I fear the songs are just not quite powerful enough and the tunes are pretty unremarkable. Probably, this EP or its eponymous lead song [definitely the best track] will be a minor hit. But I predict the success or otherwise of future releases from The Rushes and the future history of the guys in the band will determine whether this EP has any importance in the history of rock.
So I won’t write it off. I simply reserve judgement and wait to see what happens.