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7 out of 10
Rock n' roll will never die. Not while bands like The Answer and their musical time-machine have anything to do with it. They've supported AC/DC and are on the Aussie's erstwhile label, so you should know what to expect - Rock with a dollop of Rawk. Tickling such a musical long-tooth could have been disastrously dull, of course, but this Northern Irish quartet have, somehow, managed to spark a few heartbeats out of the old beast. Comfort Zone is what I believe some call a 'Power Ballad', playing tonsil-hockey with the likes of Bon Jovi and Guns n' Roses. There's even a bit of Axl Rose-ing going on towards the end, where it gets really, y'know, emotional. The acoustic version is very Y & T, only without the luvviness - yet. Here To Say continues this motif and you can almost see the video shot on a beach somewhere Californian, or perhaps on a mountain to give it some gravitas. Sarkiness aside, the band have the chops and the locks and obviously plan to Rawk for some time.
1. Comfort Zone (New Mix)
2. Here To Say
3. Comfort Zone (Acoustic Version)