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Noah And The Whale - L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. (Single Review)

Monday, 21 March 2011 Written by Jonathan Cockburn
Noah And The Whale - L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. (Single Review)

I feel like Iíve heard Noah and the Whaleís new single somewhere before, thereís something about the breathless delivery of the verses thatís very familiar, and the way the name of the song is spelled out in the choruses is giving me a certain sense of dťjŗ†vu.

L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. isnít a bad song, in fact itís pretty good, itís just that some parts are so similar to ĎLolaí†by The Kinks that Iím not sure whether itís subconscious influence, homage, or a deliberate rip-off, but without Lolaís tongue in cheek humour. The song is even about an easy girl called Lisa, albeit without the man parts of the original Lola.

I like Noah and the Whale, they write charming, catchy music and this song is no exception. It still sounds like a Noah and the Whale song, and itís charming and catchy. Thereís nothing inherently wrong with wearing your influences on your sleeve either, the problem is that after listening to the song a few times, I find myself humming the Kinks, rather than Noah and the Whale.

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