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This review is from: Beautiful Goodbye (Audio CD)
'Whatever We Started' is a promising start to what descends into a set that never quite takes off. I think a bit more variety would have made the album standout more. The 'sensual theme' becomes a touch repetitive and confines each song to a very similar sound and strongly lacking soul. Marx once said that his best songwriting comes from a dark place or mood, that happy songs don't interest him, well these songs lean a bit too much toward the happy side and just don't have that emotional kick that is his trademark. An album built around the brilliance of recent singles 'Wouldn't let me Love you', 'Just Go' and Target bonus track 'Moscow Calling' would have been more appealing to Marx's core fanbase. On the flipside, any release from this iconic artist is always welcome but I feel his best work lies in bitter/sweet pop/rock musings about life and of love lost.
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Initial post: Jul 12, 2014 7:17:40 AM PDT
totally agree, you nailed it
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Daisy Ghostly says:
Should be interesting how he'll incorporate these songs live into the back catalog, looks difficult. I think he'll be rocking out again on his next album, just needed to get this 'female' side of him out of his system, so to speak. It's one thing that he likes the style privately, another what his fans want. Imagine Deep Purple suddenly fancy doing a musical switch like this, don't think it'd go down too well. I also think it won't be six years before we see a new Marx album, it's probably already in the planning. It's only natural that he should want to rock out again, after a mellow period like this as the new Cliff Richard.
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