The Modernist wrote:Mike Scott's got a pretty strong voice actually, I wouldn't call it limited at all.
I can see both sides here though. There was a time I found it incredibly stirring and anthemic, then it just stopped working on me, I'd heard it too often probably. At that point it started to sound too thin and overdone. It's funny JC is so enthusiastic about it, when I remember he really slagged off 'December' when I posted it once, maybe that one's too subtle for him!
I'm not a big fan of subtlety, G
and I tend to go for the Big Hit, and not 'they did so much better than this' (which is a line people pull out with almost as much tiresome frequency as 'ask me again tomorrow and it'll be a completely different ten')