Gabrielle Aplin: English Rain


IT DOESN’T really matter what I think of English Rain. It’s already reached number 2 in the charts (held off only by Rod Stewart’s best album in 30-odd years) and if you’ve heard any of her singles on the radio you know what the rest sounds like anyway.
It is well performed, well produced and Ms Aplin’s got a lovely, gentle voice. The radio is all over it like a rash and it’s destined to be bought for mums from here to Timbuktu.
Problem is, its inoffensiveness approaches offensiveness from time to time and as for her version of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s The Power of Love, let us never speak of it again.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s