- Takes a while but soon becomes easy to love; an
almost-ballad tender in all the right places still with enough spine to hault any cringe
factor. Tribal drums (The Smiths' Queen Is Dead-style), lethal do-do-do harmonies
and economical strings seal things beyond doubt: the Earthmen want to be the new
Go-Betweens. For this song anyway. B-sides are anything but throwaway, especially Come
To My Senses and Firestarter, not a Prodigy cover but a restrained epic set to
shake off those Britpop comparisons.
- Beat (Melbourne), 17 July 1996. Cameron Adams.
- It's pop anthem time for the Earthmen. It seems to take an
inordinately long time for this song to get going but once it does, expect lush production
and orchestration. The whole track feels like a build up to what will be an awsome
climax...and then it just finishes. There's a small glimmer of brilliant potential here
that could be the prelude to some future pop rarities. It's very neat.
- In Press (Melbourne), 17 July 1996. L.B. Birmingham.
- Takes a little time to get started, but then the 'do do-do'
chorus vocals, strings and stuff kick in and it's classic guitar pop time again. Probably
more from the Dom Mariani template than the abovementioned Tim's take on the form. Shiny.
And who do you get to produce and add the correct melodic pop attuitude to things? Wayne
Connolly, who knows his ways 'round a toon, is the obvious, and in this place, correct
choice. Come To My Senses a bit more reflective (and very Mat, as in Welcome, actually)
and soars nearly as high as the featured one. Jolly good little popsters in the nicest
- Drum (Sydney), 16 July 1996.