The Guillemots, led by old-fashioned crooner Fyfe "Dangerfield" Hutchins,
were the British "next big thing" of 2006.
Their Through The Windowpane (Polydor, 2006) was yet another collection
of three-minute pop songs, except that the degree of melodrama was indeed
exceptional (If The World Ends, Trains To Brazil, Made-Up Love Song #43).
The 12-minute Sao Paolo was, mostly, an affirmation of grandeur.
Red (2008) was a mediocre follow-up that veered towards stereotypical
Fyfe Dangerfield was more commercially successful as a solo vocalist.
The more ambitious Walk the River (2011) tried to recapture the
pathos of the first album, but the lengthy
Sometimes I Remember Wrong and Yesterday Is Dead failed to sustain
the tension and ultimately backfired.
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