Wait for Me

Studio Album by released in 2007
Wait for Me's tracklist:
Romantic Type
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I Found Out
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Don't Know How to Say Goodbye
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Caught in Your Trap
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I Can't Control Myself
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I'm Not Sorry
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You Know I Love You
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Stop or Go
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You Better Not Look My Way
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Take Her Back
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Wait for Me
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I'm Always Right
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Let Go
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Wait for Me review

Mass interest to The Pigeon Detectives can't stop growing

For the last few years a wave of indie rock popularity brought fame to a huge number of young bands. Usually, a career of a newly born indie star carries a swift and dizzying character. Take Arctic Monkeys for instance, just one year and unknown guys from a small English town turned into the most popular rock act of their country. And judging by the events taking place now the interest to this striking genre is far from its conclusive phase. In this year a list of potential indie stars was enriched with a new name The Pigeon Detectives. The band was formed in 2002 in Leeds and stayed unknown for a few next years. However, the situation has changed greatly in 2006 when The Pigeon Detectives released few singles and took part in a number of pretty successful tours with Kaiser Chiefs and Dirty Pretty Things. Since that time the interest to this band never stops growing. It looks quite possible that this wave of popularity will make their debut album Wait For Me another outstanding breakthrough capable to beat all the sales records.

The album consists of short, bouncy and snappy song

Overall The Pigeon Detectives stick to already traditional British indie rock sounding. You can find influences of The Clash, The Libertines or The Kinks in their songs and it was Will Jackson – a well-known producer of Kaiser Chiefs and Embrace who did the production work on the album. This characteristics may seem too standard but don't the band up with that, The Pigeon Detectives have a good share of promise. They play simple three-chord music but they do it with great deal of fun and expressiveness. There are no slow or sad songs on Wait For Me all the 13 tracks are quite peppy and rollicking indie anthems that never surpass the three and a half minute boarders. Most of The Pigeon Detectives' previously released singles were included in the track list. These are I'm Not Sorry, You Know I Love You, I Found Out and Romantic Type, which is, by the way, the band's biggest hit to date. This is a short, bouncy and snappy song consisting of loud and dirty guitars and bumping drums. The same could be said about the majority of the album's tracks; however, songs like Wait For Me and especially the last track called Untitled disclose a different side of The Pigeon Detectives. The songs sound calmer and there is a sense of original songwriting approach, yet, nevertheless one can't say that they stand out from the album's context.

Wait For Me was intended for youth audience

On a big scale Wait For Me doesn't offer anything really new, there is nothing you never heard before. Thus don't count that this album is something very extraordinary. First of all this record is intended for youth audience, its basic advantage is energy and ardor. If you follow the events that take place in the world of indie music than you should try this album, it is quite possible that Wait For Me will gain a wide recognition by the end of the year. Speaking about the record’s disadvantages the first thing to mention is the album's energy again. Each track taken separately sounds pretty well but since the songwriting recipe of The Pigeon Detectives doesn't strike with diversity by the end of the album the songs start getting a bit monotonous. The same approach is used almost everywhere: short and simple riffs, fast tempo and dirty sound. Even if you find a certain song that looks different, it will surely get back to the same old formula within several seconds of playing. However, as it was said earlier, each track individually sounds interesting and fresh, the aforementioned shortcomings concern album as one whole. Wait For Me is definitely strong record for a debut, it has some missteps but overall it sounds quite competitive. These guys are pretty talented and they have all chances to become new indie stars. We'll see what will happen.