Big Country: The Seer
Sean O'Hagan, NME, 28 June 1986
MORE "BIG MUSIC". More heroics. Another call-to-arms for the down to earth drummers who landscape their adolescence via Bono, Jim Kerr, Mike Scott and Stuart Adamson. I guess it's easy to be cynical about this mock-heroic music, this big bottomless bluster but, of all that ilk, I'll take Big Country hands down this tried and tested formula anyday, over U2's disgusting evangelical blather. But formula it is, as contrived and as convincing as, say, Status Quo, if a tad more more evocative.
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