The first thing that comes to mind when listening to Marjorie
Fair is that their sound is similar to that of Coldplay. The
same slow, cleverly written, soothing melodic pop that almost
rocks you to sleep, in that special English way, is a theme
that runs through the whole CD.
A problem the album has its use of overly clichéd lyrics
in such tracks as “Crack in the Wall,” which deals
with junkies, abusive parents, and an all-over feeling of teenage
depression. In “Waves,” Marjorie Fair manages to
break away from the stereotypes, which gives listeners hope that
they will grow up.
Drummer Joey Waronker used to play with superstars such as REM and Beck. Waronker
might not be the entire reason for their success, but his experiences on the
big scene helped the band evolve into what it is today.
Even though the music industry has seen, maybe, one too many bands playing this
kind of major label, well-produced music, Marjorie Fair’s sound and beat
doesn’t come up short. Quite the contrary. Whatever it does that might
fall under this particular kind of genre, Marjorie Fair does it better than most
bands, and that is why it will stand out in comparison to the rest.