CD Review - The Goodness: The Shape of Things to Come

Released: 06/06/08

I approached The Shape of Things to Come by The Goodness with trepidation; I’ve become increasingly wary of bands with names that begin with “The”. My mind automatically fills with thoughts of The Feeling or The Hoosiers and I can barely suppress a shudder; however, I was wrong to be so judgemental on this occasion, this album isn’t terrible. The tunes are upbeat and could get even the most sultry indie kid shaking his rump. The guitars are heavier than expected and the tunes generally more effecting than the rest of the indie-pop tat that has emerged recently. It’s obvious why The Goodness have attracted a loyal Bristol fan base in the year they’ve been together,; they offer something that we’ve been missing… catchy tunes with a bit of genuine feeling for once.

Rights/Wrongs is a great opening track reminiscent of The Smiths with fantastic warbling lead vocals I can imagine a crowd swaying and quite happily singing along; however, this is unfortunately by far the best track on the album. Although the others are good, they don’t offer anything as unique or interesting. It is a jarring juxtaposition of Rights/Wrongs and the second track, Turn it Around, which is nowhere near as special, it’s melodic and sweet, but merely mediocre. This is however a low point as the final three tracks try to raise the bar once again, though none of the tunes live up to the first track; they plod along predictably, with a little too much tish-bang and some slightly cheesy guitar riffs. The band is not too much of a cliché, and they’re a world away from what I was expecting, but they are nothing new. Though they are good at what they do.

www.myspace.com/thegoodnessmusic

Jessica Pennock

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5 Responses to “CD Review - The Goodness: The Shape of Things to Come”

  1. JAmes Joe ABoots Says:

    sorry but that is the worst review I have ever read it was honoustly terrible. Just another one of those twats that sit at home commenting on myspace. I think you could of chose your word abit more carefully. As I work for Evening Post you should at least wrote about 3 pages commenting on the time they spent making there songs and on the melodies of the songs and also on the melodic rythmrd

  2. chocolate saucy time Says:

    Hello
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  3. chocolate saucy time Says:

    Hello
    Seb
    Steve
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    Jonah
    Alex

  4. Al Smith Says:

    Above person ‘James’ is right!

  5. Faye Says:

    We don’t like to over-edit people and allow freedom of expression, maybe we should and review a gig??

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