The Coral, according to the NME (not the greatest source), are “one of the most consistently brilliant bands of the last ten years”. Maybe true, they’re a pretty good band.
1000 Years is, thus, a pretty good tune. A typically ’60s approach is taken and the vocal harmonies match nicely within the choral vocal. It’s a melodic little track this one, obviously, it’s The Coral, and it flows pretty nicely.
The approach lyrically is simple and a tad repetitive but at just 2:52 minutes it doesn’t drag on.
Whilst it’s not as good as some of their earlier records like Jacqueline or Dreaming of You, it’s still a good enough song.