Reviewed by Rhona Jardine
I was not really sure what to expect when I saw the cover of Giants by The Stranglers. The photo shows a set of swings with nooses hanging from it. This coupled with their name, The Stranglers, made me a bit apprehensive about what the actual tracks would be like however it was nowhere near as bad as I thought.
Where I expected some very loud hard rocks songs I actually found I was listening to much gentler laid back rocks songs. Not really my kind of thing at all and I did get bored very quickly but nevertheless it was not too bad listening to it.
The first track, Another Camden Afternoon, is an instrumental which I initially enjoyed until it seemed to get a bit repetitive. The rest of the tracks all contain vocals and vary from those which seemed to send me to sleep to those which kept me awake but not entirely interested. My favourite track was probably Freedom Is Insane although it is quite a long track with short instrumental pieces which I reckon it could have done without.
The track which I least liked was Giants as the vocals were very boring and I struggled to listen to the whole track! Unfortunately I was not hugely impressed by this album by The Stranglers - you will need to listen to it yourself and make your own mind up as to whether you like it or not!