JAMES

Liv­ing in Ex­traor­di­nary Times (In­fec­tious) ROCK

Irish Independent - Weekend Review - - & -

They may no longer en­joy the sort of mass au­di­ence ap­pre­ci­a­tion they had in the 1990s, but the Tim Booth­led band are still de­ter­mined to de­liver songs built for arena. There’s pas­sion and bom­bast ga­lore — es­pe­cially on ‘Ex­traor­di­nary Times’, one of sev­eral songs that rage against th­ese Trump-dark­ened times. If James have lit­tle new to say about the state of the world in 2018, they’re on surer ground when plumb­ing hu­man emo­tions.

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