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2018 album from the Scottish folk/rock duo composed of the identical twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid. This is Craig and Charlie's 11th studio album recorded again at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales featuring 13 new Reid/Reid songs produced by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Roger Daltrey).
- Language: : English
- Product Dimensions : 5.63 x 4.92 x 0.47 inches; 3.53 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Cooking Vinyl
- Original Release Date : 2018
- Date First Available : July 14, 2018
- Label : Cooking Vinyl
- ASIN : B07FGWQRPH
- Number of discs : 1
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- #47,351 in Rock (CDs & Vinyl)
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In fact, by 1993 the brothers had only put out two albums, and it had been five years since 1988's "Sunshine on Leith". I guess with the success in America of "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" they had renewed interest and in 1994 put out "Hit the Highway" which had no hits in America. They disappeared for seven years, and in 2001 came back with "Persevere". I guess this was their throwdown after 14 years and only three albums (a death sentence to any lesser artist/band). A statement that said we are here to stay. Ever since then, the brothers have consistently released a new album every two or three years without fail.
I have been a fan since 1993. I own all of their albums. I always look forward to a new release from them, but I often have to look at Amazon.uk in order to keep up on them as they are still not all that popular in America after all these years (no justice!) That being said, I also have to admit that their last three or four albums have just being okay, not great, not consistent, just okay (for them).
"Angry Cyclist", for whatever reason, finds the brothers taking a step in the right direction. There are more upbeat songs here. There are more songs with a sharp barbed wit and observation. In a way, "Angry Cyclist" finds the brothers getting their mojo back, finding their angst again, and it makes this new album a joy to listen to.
I have my favorites like "Angry Cyclist", "Then It Comes to Me", "The Hours Between", "A Way With Words", "Classy", and "The Battle of the Booze", but the rest of the songs aren't too shabby either.
All this is to say, that if you are a fan, you'll obviously want this. But, if you've checked out in recent years because you felt their albums weren't up to snuff, then it's time to revisit them with "Angry Cyclist".
Here's how "Angry Cyclist" compares to The Proclaimers' previous works:
1987 This Is The Story: Five Stars
1988 Sunshine On Leith: Five Stars
1994 Hit The Highway: Four Stars
2001 Persevere: Two and a Half Stars
2003 Born Innocent: Three Stars
2005 Restless Soul: Three Stars
2007 Life With You: Three Stars
2009 Notes & Rhymes: Three Stars
2012 Like Comedy: Three Stars
2015 Let's Hear It For The Dogs: Three Stars
2018 Angry Cyclist: Four Stars
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Last week I got the chance to see The Proclaimers on stage for the first time, showcasing their latest album Angry Cyclist. I wasn't looking forward to hearing Sunshine on Leith, a song that always brings tears to my eyes, but oddly, it was Letter from America that started me off. The idea of the Highland Clearances, the forcing of tenant farmers off their land and the link to the near-death of Scottish industrial towns always pulls on the heart strings.
But, back to Angry Cyclist. I've heard almost all of Craig and Charlie's songs over the last 30 years and, in my humble opinion, this is the finest work that they have ever done. Every tune is lyrically sublime and written with their usual passion, often surprising in their intensity. Alexa must be sick of me asking her to play this album as I'm doing it many times a day.
If I had to choose one outstanding track, it's Streets of Edinburgh. I don't think I've ever heard sweeter harmonies between the brothers and the pathos of the song has the same effect on me as Sunshine on Leith - two beautifully written and delivered songs about a city, "blessed or cursed" that the boys clearly love.
Thank you, Craig and Charlie.
I was attracted by the positive reviews of Angry Cyclist which talked about their angry politics in the lyrics of some of the tracks, and found myself in possession of a great album.
The tracks are universally tuneful, inciteful and, often, fun, whilst still making their point.
Also, unlike so many albums these days, it is worth sticking with this to the end. The final three tracks are some of the best.
The Scottish dates of their supporting tour sold out immediately. With the loyalty of their fan base, they didn't need to make an album this good. But they did!