3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Dreamy, melancholy and somehow it works.,
By A Customer
This review is from: A Walk Across the Rooftops (Audio CD)
It is hard these days to come up with something original. The Blue Nile have done it with some weird combination of melancholy, dreamy soundscapes punctuated with bits of dissonance that somehow doesn't come across as precious or arty, though it is in the best sense of the word. It is as though the group wakes from a dream and writes scattered words from memory. I very much disagree that "Easter Parade" doesn't work, it does. The Blue Nile bring in a spirituality that seems to have some roots in Christianity, though that didn't become obvious until "Peace At Last." I think "Hats" probably has more powerful moments than this album, but this one is more consistent lyrically and musically-there is not a bad cut on this album.