The Tryout: Futureheads
One of my favorite underappreciated bands is The Futureheads but I can't really complain about people not really warming up to them. I never seem to like their albums when I first listen to them. Their debut album was the most accessible but both of their following albums took a few listens before I really started to like them. In fact, in both cases, I didn't listen to the albums for a few months and then gave them another try and kind of got into them.
In this case, the songs just aren't as driving as their past work. They all seem to be a step slow and lacking real emotion. Not that they are the most emotional group out there but most of these songs just don't seem to have a real oomph behind them. (And yes, that last sentence is why I'm not a music critic.)
Anyway, I definitely recommend that people check out their earlier works (and their song "Meantime" is one of my all-time faves) and see how you like their latest effort, "The Chaos".
Below is the first single (and the best song on the album IMO) The Heartbeat Song.