The Cribs - Cheat On Me

It's nice to see that the band can progress into territories unknown and not stay in their own scruffy shadow, but some might see this as a tiptoe too far into 'epic', radio-friendly waters.

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Released 4 Aug 2009 | Wichita | By Anna Dobbie | Rating: 3-5
The Cribs - Cheat On Me

Legendary Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, in case you've been living in the deepest darkest depths of Jim Davidson's rectal passageway along with his career, is now a Crib. Let's all look forward to the day Gary and Ryan frogmarch him home to Ma Marr to have his hair cut into regulation style with a plastic kitchen bowl.

Along with Marr's inventive guitar lines, the Wakefield boys have also dropped their scuzzy DIY sound in favour of much larger, spaceous production courtesy of Hollywood-based Nick Launay, an impromptu stylistic move that is likely to upset and confuse their existing fans. It's nice to see that the band can progress into territories unknown and not stay in their own scruffy shadow, but some might see this as a tiptoe too far into 'epic', radio-friendly waters. Whilst delivering a pleasant enough tune, 'Cheat On Me' primarily serves to slap a big fat question mark over the impending release of their fourth studio album, 'Ignore The Ignorant'.