Published February 9, 2007
Melancholic and dark. Shadow Parade follows bands like Coldplay or Radiohead. In fact, the singer’s voice is almost a carbon-copy of Thom Yorke on some tracks. This isn’t necessarily bad and in this case it isn’t… most of the time. This is a fine album. It is well played, haunting and eerie. It is radio friendly. It sounds international. It has the potential to be very popular, possibly all over the world. And it would be great if only Radiohead wasn’t looming in the background like a white elephant. But sometimes Shadow Parade makes you forget and then it really clicks. Then it’s simply good song writing and playing. But then Mr. Yorke steps back into the room and I don’t like having him around. Shadow Parade have made a good, but not so original, album.