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Catatonia - Paper, Scissors, Stone
10 August 2001 | 20:04:00 GMT/UTC

CatatoniaAfter an absence of eighteen months Catatonia are back with this their fourth album: Paper, Scissors, Stone.

Fourteen tracks written by the band and produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley.

The album begins with Godspeed. Strings and a piano feature under Cerys' vocal in this slow opener. Next up is Immediate Circle which features a fast, strong, even ska-like rhythm. Cerys tells how she's like to change her "immediate circle of friends". That is what the song is about. Good lyrics.

What It Is begins more like a dance record, fantastic rhythm and a very catchy melody.

The first single to be lifted from this long-player was the anthemic Stone By Stone which follows. Fantastic chorus with brilliant production.

Track seven asks Is Everybody Here On Drugs?. Beginning slowly but picking up a steady rhythm with another catchy melody.

Imaginary Friend is a song of two halves. The first being Cerys' vocal over a slow piano. The second see the track brightening-up. Some drums and a guitar join the piano.

Apple Core is a strange one. There is a low, bass-sound under the lyric, "Don't be so hard on yourself." Only one minute long as well.

So, the highlights of this long-player are Is Everybody Here on Drugs?, Stone By Stone and What It Is. A good album, nothing special though.


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