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Picture - James and Tim Booth -... Dorset United Kingdom, Wednesday 30th July 2014

James and Tim Booth - Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle, Dorset - Day Two - Performances - Dorset, United Kingdom - Wednesday 30th July 2014

James and Tim Booth
James and Tim Booth
James and Tim Booth
James and Tim Booth
James and Tim Booth

Picture - Georgia, Dan, James and Dani... London United Kingdom, Wednesday 30th July 2014

Georgia, Dan, James and Dani - The Only Way Is Essex wrap party at Century Club in central London - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 30th July 2014

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Picture - James and Tim Booth -... Kinross United Kingdom, Friday 11th July 2014

James and Tim Booth - T in the Park 2014 - Day 2 - Performances - James - Kinross, United Kingdom - Friday 11th July 2014

James and Tim Booth
James and Tim Booth
James and Tim Booth
James and Tim Booth

Picture - James, Gavin Butler and Gareth... London United Kingdom, Saturday 18th January 2014

James, Gavin Butler and Gareth - The Blackout perform their second show at London's O2 Islington Academy - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 18th January 2014

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Picture - Jaymes and James - HomeFront... Las Vegas Nevada United States, Thursday 21st November 2013

Jaymes and James - HomeFront Red Carpet Premiere at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas, NV - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Thursday 21st November 2013

James, The Morning After Album Review


James first came to my attention with their rather wonderful JimOne EP. I then went on to eagerly follow their releases up to Goldmother (which in my opinion peaked with Strip Mine). I saw them play a celebratory show at the Blackpool Empress Ballroom the year after the Roses played there and I saw them steal the show at Glastonbury after being a last minute replacement for Morrissey, even covering 'We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful' better than the great man himself. Shortly after that their music took a downwards trajectory and they chose a path more in line with the stadium rock of Simple Minds than the otherworldly, eccentric James I knew and loved. They split in 2001 and I heard they got back together a few years ago, but I hadn't heard anything up to this point, so it was with great interest I approached this album.

The Morning After is a mini album and serves as a Part 2 for another previous mini album The Night before which was released earlier on in the year. Word has it that this album was an opportunity for James to use the slower songs they often leave off other albums. I wish someone had talked them out of this as on initial listens it does indeed appear they are scraping the bottom of the songwriting barrel.

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James, The Night Before Album Review


For a band whose lengthy career consists of 10 studio albums, twenty UK top 40 singles and 12 million albums sold worldwide, James have never really ignited the imagination like they perhaps could have done, choosing instead to straddle the line between pure pop brilliance and dull mediocrity. Unfortunately, The Night Before continues this trend, with seven brand new songs which somehow overall just don't hit the mark.

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