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CD: Noah and the Whale - Last Night on Earth | reviews, news & interviews

CD: Noah and the Whale - Last Night on Earth

CD: Noah and the Whale - Last Night on Earth

Former nu-folkies find reasons to be cheerful from the Eighties

Noah, having a whale of a time

Poor Charlie Fink. First losing Laura Marling to Marcus Mumford, and then, last month, suffering the indignity of having to watch Mumford & Sons win Album of the Year at the Brits. Still, on recent evidence he’s the one with the real talent, and the confidence with which he changes style implies he knows it too. On 2009’s The First Days of Spring Fink had morphed from naive nu-folk into sophisticated Bill Callahan-style acoustica, and now he’s gone all Eighties pop-rock. Unsurprisingly for such a radical change of sound, Last Night on Earth has divided opinion, with the way people feel about it seemingly echoing their wider feelings about artists like Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and The Psychedelic Furs.

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