Friday, March 30, 2007

POISON CUP


POISON CUP by M. Ward.

M. Ward's "Post-War" disappointed me a little, to be honest. Too many of the songs feel like they're building up to a big climax if only because he's got more money this time around and wants his arrangements to fit an extra violin or guest backup singer or whatever. The songs are too big.

Having said that, the opening track, Poison Cup, just about makes you understand what he was going for. It's a cinematic, sweeping, love song that benefits from the more treatment, but also has a sense of restraint that preserves the energy in the song.

("She said 'If love / If Love / Is a poison cup / Then drink it up")

Verdict: It's no At Last, but an interesting, inspired choice from Chris and Katie to introduce themselves as a couple. Have a good weekend!

LISTEN.

Photo: Cousins at Easter.

Home

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

and the midland gooner thought it was a reference to phils drink of choice later today. watch him close, if we thrash them AGAIN today, the displaced scouser may have serious confidence problems...

corbett said...

I really liked M.Ward until the poorly-named and executed "Post War". What a bad record, coming on the heels of the excellent "Transistor Radio". I still can't understand its glowing reviews.

Bill said...

Re: comment 1. Dad's gonna have to learn how to "Post removed by author." some big humble pie to eat.

Anonymous said...

staggered gooner sez could one equate 1 for 4 as a blind squirrel? we haven't looked that bad since i don't know when. anyway, pass that cup...

Philip the Displaced Scouser said...

Funny, the first comment. yeah, i laughed. Just reading it now. Also, the first comment on SongMeanings.Net about this song is about having it as wedding song.

Off to watch us against PSV now.

Bill said...

Indeed it is. Funny.