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Islands – Return to the Sea


Published May 19, 2006

With members sporting names as pretentious as Neil Diamonds and J’aime Tambour, one would have expected something a little more gripping from Islands, but they seem to be content to rely on their reputations as former members of Indie ‘greats’ The Unicorns instead of making an album that doesn’t sound like every Indie band ever; it practically sounds like a compilation of Indie pop from 2000 to present. Don’t get me wrong though, it’s not bad: Songs like Where There’s A Will and lengthy Ones have all the makings of Indie classics, but do we really need another soundtrack to some chubby hipsters’ basement apartment red wine-and-weed party? Forgettable.


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