BE is the band's second album following 2011's Different Gear, Still Speeding. On first listen, the record is quite dull, with unvaried rhythms and tunes. Even the lyrics are repetitive. But after listening a little more, it grows on you. The album has an easy, swaying rhythm, which you gradually relax in to.
In Off at the Next Exit, there's a feeling of desperation about love and interdependence. "The more I get you near, the more you fade away" aptly describes the complex interpersonal relationship between people growing tired of each other.
Although the album is not outstanding, it has entertainment value. The lyrics epitomise romantic fantasies, which stir the imaginations of the songs' listeners. The tracks are relaxing, and reminiscent of some Oasis numbers. Oasis followers should not miss this album; but there's not much in it for non Oasis fans.
YP Rating: 2/5