Review: Midlake – Bamnan and Slivercork

National Music Reviews


Bella Union

Typically, Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins) and his lovely Bella Union record label release quality albums. Bamnan and Slivercork from Midlake is quite easily the worst lazy clone of a Flaming Lips release that you could ever imagine. It’s detached without any sense of purpose other than to remind me that bad originality is still far better than a boring rehash. Clearly destined to be included in someone else’s top 10 albums of the year.


This review originally appeared in Glitter Gutter Trash, August 2004, Issue 188.