Watashi Wa - The Love Of Life

Saturday 1st November 2003
Watashi Wa - The Love Of Life
Watashi Wa - The Love Of Life

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Tooth & Nail TND43815
RRP: £12.71

Reviewed by James Stafford

This is pop rock that has come out of the melodic pop/punk. Whilst people have drawn comparisons with the Goo Goo Dolls and Green Day, it has actually shed most of its punk trappings and is full of melody and hooks, and the production is very clean, not at all "raw". Polished till it is clean and smooth. This means it will be appreciated by people over the age of 18 - it sounds more mature than a lot of punk-pop. I can conjure up a bunch of 20-somethings in an open-top car in a feel-good American road movie, driving along in the sun, laughing and having fun - this is the music that over-dubs the scene. The only mellow moments come on "Everything" and the piano instrumental ending the last track. The drawback with this album is that it is, in the main, all too similar - it is easy to sicken of a whole 50 minutes of feel-good power pop. There needs to be more variety. I can’t comment on the lyrics, because they are all too squashed together in the album sleeve.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. All Of Me [Listen]
3. The Air I Breathe [Listen]

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