Tame Impala – The Slow Rush

A reaction to Tame Impala’s album ‘The Slow Rush’.
Let’s look at ‘fair use’… or ‘fair dealing’ as it is discussed in UK law. The definition of fair dealing will always be a matter of fact, degree and impression. Does my video affect the market for the original work? No. No-one can ‘use’ my video as a direct replacement for the original work. It is not a substitute for it and it will not cause the owner to lose revenue. In fact it will likely increase revenue due to my ‘promotion’ of said work. Many have already stated they will buy albums due to my recommendations.

Is the amount of the original work I have used reasonable and appropriate? Was it necessary to use the amount taken? ‘Reasonable’ is definitely subject to interpretation. I would argue that it is indeed appropriate to use the whole album when I am ‘reacting’ to the entire album. My reaction necessitates that I use the whole work. Where it is necessary to ‘copy’ all of a work for the purposes of criticism or review you have to sufficiently acknowledge the work. I do this every step of the way. At no point will anyone be under the impression that I created the original work! Furthermore, my additions to the original work are transformative in nature.


  1. This album is fantastic. I liked Currents but it was a bit heavy and slow. This one is more light, free and fun. On the last song, ‘One More Hour’, I hear very much a ‘Nothing That Has Happened So Far…’ vibe when the drums and the effects go crazy. Cheers!

  2. I couldn’t put this album down. I considered Lonerism to be an unbeatable album, but I almost consider it to be on par with it. It has the best of the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s in what sounds to be an evolved form of Pop.

    1. It’s probably my favourite Tame Impala album… but I’m quite fickle! I’ll probably put Lonerism on and decide I prefer that! I’m not sure this album is ‘evolved pop’… rather just an evolved Tame Impala.

  3. what a journey, and it ends so epic, it’s incredible. Always the best experience in listening to incredible albums like that with you, and thanks for the shout-out in the video. hahaha

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