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Transit - Joyride

Andy Biddulph
Andy Biddulph 41 minutes ago
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After the mixed reaction to 'Young New England', how does Transit's latest effort fare?

The band’s first material since the less-than-rapturous welcome afforded to more radio-ready previous effort ‘Young New England’, ‘Joyride’ finds Transit on a much more even keel. Opener ‘The Only One’ is a light-footed, sunny callback to the band’s breakthrough ‘Listen And Forgive’ and a pop-rock gem. This time around, the rest of the album follows suit. ‘Ignition & Friction’ is another indicator that although the trademark Transit sound is present and correct, the guitars, bass and gang vocals have been dialed down this time. It makes for a much less meaty record than its predecessor, and is all the better for it.

This review originally appears in Issue 193 of Rock Sound, which you can download, order to your doorstep or grab from UK stores NOW!

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