The Music - Take The Long Road And Walk It (Virgin)
UK release date: 19 August 2002
If you've got The People EP by The Music, you'll know what to expect from this rerelease of their debut single. And that's what you get - heavily digitised guitar-led sonicscape with the androgynous vocals of Robert Harvey soaring high above.
It's euphoric stuff - they do euphoric very well - but Harvey sings essentially the same notes as on The People, over a far too similar drum part, with all the same hooks.
And there's the abiding suspicion that The Music are just possibly one-trick ponies, out of ideas before the mainstream market even found them. However much their last single sounded different enough to make a success of them, this time round, The Music have pressed the replay button, much to their shame. Still, they're new enough to get away with it - this time.