Author: Malcolm Dome
"New wave pop-rock returns. There are times when Londoners Silvery wrap up the listener in quirky pop-rockisms, making you think of the B-52's, Jellyfish, early Sparks and even Lene Lovich. This four-piece have the same bright, breezy, slightly off-kilter approach. And it works brilliantly on songs like Devil In The Detail, The Nishikado and That Which Is/That Which Is Not. Unfortunately, like so many bands, Silvery mistakenly pack out every minute available on the CD format. Consequently there are just too many fillers here, thereby reducing the overall impact But the band do have real talent and have tapped into their own eccentric style. They can write intelligent, charismatically daffy songs (A Penny Dreadful) and have the potential to capture the imagination of a generation."