Lostprophets - Liberation Transmission

Lostprophets; the natural meeting point of extreme hairdressing, overworked stylists, rock tv and... well... Mcfly.

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Released 27 Jun 2006 | Visible Noise | By Stephen Ackroyd | Rating: 3
Lostprophets - Liberation Transmission

Lostprophets; the natural meeting point of extreme hairdressing, overworked stylists, rock tv and... well... Mcfly. A fanbase younger than most, then.

Not that the passports of a band's followers should mean much, but in the case of 'Liberation Transmission' it probably helps matters. Sure, they've had no massive hit singles, despite shifting truck loads of albums, but this, their third LP, is easily the most pop of the lot.

See, despite pushing 30, they're still "growing up", according to 'A Town Called Hypocrisy'. To be fair, mouthing off about the fullness of Pontypridd, they do sound about 14, even if there is something odd about it. 'Can't Catch Tomorrow (Good Shoes Won't Save You This Time)' sadly isn't a refrence to the band of the same name, but instead fits the 'air punching anthem for the kids' brief perfectly, while 'Everybody's Screeming!!!' is about as mainstream friendly as you get.

When looked at for what it is, 'Liberation Transmission' is less a rock album, and more the free CD you could get on the front of Just Seventeen. For what it is it's really rather good. For what it's supposed to be; only time will tell.