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AAA Music | 6 December 2019

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The Temper Trap – Love Lost

| On 14, Jun 2010

Melbourne natives The Temper Trap don’t scare the horses. Taken from their album Conditions, Love Lost is as sedate as they come. Lorenzo Sillito’s guitars jangle warmly, Dougy Mandagi’s admittedly excellent voice soars reservedly, and even the final crash into the last chorus comes across like a particularly nervous hedgehog ramming a lamppost. This may be a matter of taste, but this doesn’t entirely work for me.

Don’t get me wrong, this is by no means particularly bad, per se. It’s well played, well produced and a perfectly good song (If totally base lyrically, “Our love was lost

But now we’ve found it” indeed). To fans it will be great, but to anyone else looking for something with slightly more edge than your average basketball, avoid.
Author: Will Howard