Lewis's Single(s) to Avoid (24/04/06)
Snow Patrol - 'You're All I Have'
More standard fare from the melodic indie rock practitioners - chiming chords, slowburning vocals, lovelorn lyrics, faceless band members and so on and so forth. It sounds remarkably like the last Snow Patrol single, and the one before that, and the one before that; stretching back into the eternal mists of time. They seem incapable of writing about anything else other than relationships, an immeasurably tedious subject matter if ever there was one. I can't imagine Snow Patrol aim to categorize themselves as dull, but after four albums worth of this stuff the noose seems to be tightening.
Arctic Monkeys - 'Who The Fuck Are The Arctic Monkeys?'
I haven't heard anything from this superfluous EP - a visit to the Arctic Monkeys' "legendary" MySpace page yielded nothing, as the songs couldn't be found. Useful! They get a zero anyway, on the basis of being dreadful. Feeble tales of binge-drinking and other asinine antics are just a waste of my time, I'm afraid.