East Coast, West Coast

Westlife's new album offers a pleasant listening experience.

Yet another monumental group to emerge from Dublin, Westlife is a band that has a considerable reputation in the music business and their tracks remain a regular feature on the UK and Ireland charts. Their previous albums were immensely popular in America, and the band's melodic potential is a force to reckon with.

"Coast to Coast" is their latest offering and all seventeen songs are characterized by a formidable sense of melody and unison. The insouciant musical style of the band is depicted in the impressive "My Love" and "Puzzle of My Heart", while the chart-topper "Against All Odds" is bound to leave you humming.

Despite their international success and subsequent affiliation with the Spice Girls, Westlife have achieved immense popularity in Asia with their recent offerings. While the band's previous albums were "meatier" in musical content, "Coast to Coast" still constitutes a pleasant listening experience for both the nonchalant critic and the ardent fan.

This article was first published on 27 Dec 2000.