Teitur - Let The Dog Drive Home

There is little innovation on display.

Cliché ridden and lazily plodding along, ‘Feel Good’ is not the most inspiring start for Teitur’s fifth studio album, ‘Let The Dog Drive Home’. ‘All you do is make me feel good / In a way I’ve never felt before.’ You don’t do a lot to encourage reciprocity of feeling right off the bat, Teitur.

This is not a particularly deep offering from the man from the Faroes, but as the album progresses it becomes clear it is inoffensive coffee table music – difficult to hold much against it, but considering the more complex and meandering content that has come before, fans might feel a little empty after listening.

There is little innovation on display, and much of the album sounds as if someone had tried to make a series of Maroon 5 album tracks sound a bit more interesting with some instruments they found in a well-funded school’s music cupboard – ‘God I Have So Many Things To Tell You’ suffering from a particularly bad case of the space-age plinky-plonky noise syndrome. It’s a wonder a penny whistle and some faux-Spanish castanets aren’t given an airing.

There are highlights later on, though, and they include ‘Freight Train’, with its tightly written verses, more imaginative vocabulary and moodily poignant chorus. ‘Stormy Weather’ is also a different style of arrangement, with harsher vocals and more carefully considered piano. Unfortunately, these tracks offer glimpses of beauty amidst what is little more than forgettable filler material.

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