The Bacon Brothers - New Year’s Day (1 star)

The Bacon Brothers - New Year’s Day

(Hypertension)

To those who say there’s not way too much recorded music in the world, please cop a feel of this. Featuring anaemic white reggae, crushingly vapid soul and decrepit grandad rock, there’s barely a track on Michael and Kevin Bacon’s fourth (yes, fourth) studio album that doesn’t leave you feeling bored, dispirited or furious. Because they played music together as kids and have been taking it ‘seriously’ since 1995, we’re not meant to view this as a vanity project. Whatever you choose to call New Year’s Day, the only reason you won’t be chucking it across your room is that you’re likely to have fallen into a deep, deep slumber by track four.

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