The Others

The Others - The Others (Poptones/Vertigo 24/01/2005) - Album Review

The Others
The Others (Poptones/Vertigo 24/01/2005)

Salvation for the downtrodden is an alternative name for this self titled offering from the raw and candid Dominic Masters’ fronted quartet. Prolific touring and heart on sleeve honesty has ingratiated The Others to an expectant indie audience, thus rendering this offering one of the much awaited releases of the New Year. Their spirit is encapsulated in the cutting and thoughtful ‘This Is For The Poor’ that stands out for the fact that they have managed to demonstrate some The Clash style sincerity, despite possessing a title that could easily

The Others - The Others (Poptones/Vertigo 24/01/2005) - Album Review

have found a place on the Band Aid single as a B-side. Vociferous vituperation is the order of the day in ‘Lackey’, ‘In The Background’ and ‘Psychovision’, as mundane working life, ruthless people and broken family life are respectively lacerated by the tongue of Masters.

According to inside sources the band wishes to inspire people to go get off their backsides and instead of watching others; do it themselves, be it writing articles, starting a band or joining the paparazzi. Guess what? It has worked on me!

http://www.letskilltheothers.org

David Adair



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