That’s right folks. Chinese Democracy is actually coming out. HMV and Tower in Dublin are playing the album into the ground today before its release
tomorrow on Saturday (moved).
On behalf of State, Dave McLaughlin has had a listen and this is a sample taken from his forthcoming review in the next issue of State due in early December.
The audacity of Chinese Democracy alone is staggering. There’s Elton-inspired piano [the title track, -Catcher In The Rye’], industrial clamouring [-There Was A Time’] killer melodies [-Better’] and subtle hip-hop aesthetics sprinkled throughout. Thankfully, it never feels like the dated, laughing stock many were expecting. If anything, the fluidity of styles and mongrel spirit root it firmly in the present, which is an impressive feat given the breadth of time it took.
Have a listen yourselves right now: