Tan­ger­ine Reef (Domino) IN­DIE

Irish Independent - Weekend Review - - CULTURE -

The Bal­ti­more band have been one of the most es­sen­tial US in­die out­fits of the past decade, but their in­spi­ra­tion has run aground on this half-baked ef­fort. It’s os­ten­si­bly a sound­track or ‘au­dio­vi­sual al­bum’ to doc­u­ment how the world’s co­ral reefs are un­der threat, but de­void of ac­com­pa­ny­ing footage, it fails to en­gage. Dis­ap­point­ingly dull. The late, and so, so great Queen of Soul was on the cusp of her 25th birth­day when she re­leased this — her 10th al­bum. If she had al­ready shown a fe­ro­cious work-rate in the stu­dio, I Never Loved A Man the Way I Love You was the al­bum on which her ge­nius could not be dis­puted. The peer­less ‘Re­spect’ is here, as well as a sweet, free­wheelin’ ren­di­tion of Sam Cooke’s ‘Good Times’.

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