It'll come as no surprise to you that we here at musicOMH.com Towers like nothing better than to leap to conclusions after the bare minimum of listening time. Gives us longer to quaff '64 Chate‚uneuf-du-pape and light cigars with £50 notes, you see.
So after ten seconds of this, I'm happy, it's done, and I'm back to servicing my vices: "The bad impression given by the lowest-form-of-wit punning title is reinforced by a guitar riff marking them out as tiresome Razorlight or, more accurately, Television apologists without a creative bone in their bo...". Woah. Hang on. What's that? Strings? Big, epic, sweeping strings? And hang on, now someone's singing. Singing like Matt Bellamy. Bollocks. Scribble, scribble, stub out my cigar, holster my glass, try again.
So contrary to initial expectations, It Shouldn't Mata turns out to be pretty great. The Razorlight comparisons do stick, but only as a bright, catchy harmonic base over which elegantly precise guitars ring and those orchestral strings sweep to provide just the right amount of grandiosity. However, part of the original review should remain: it's still an absolutely shite song title.