But fundamentally it is just a beautiful collection of songs.
Singer, Jesika van Rabbit sounds like a cross between pop divas such as Madonna and Gwen Steffani, but then again Gwen or Madge on mushrooms.
The guitars grind, the drums clatter, and Tucker shrieks and shouts. There's no tune to speak of, just a huge outburst of uncontrollable energy and passion.
Filled with more energy, excitement and verve than most of the albums that have been released this year
I do love the way this band mess with tempo; one minute it's so slack and such fun, no beard stroking here.. (at least I sincerely hope not).
Get Him Eat Him - Geography Cones
What with the Neanderthal drumming and the phasing effects, it could almost be the Sabs in their prime. Bloody hell, now there's a thought.
All in all, the best Fall album since, erm, the last one…
The Fall – Fall Heads Roll
Dumb It Down is my favourite on the album, a real Crosby sing-by-numbers, but none the less charming for that.
Maybe they all need a good shag to wake them up.
opium dens, sleazy rock bars, dancing/twirling in the desert, summer garden keg parties with electro belly dancers, acid trips, doing nitrous, boogie-wiggling
The Muggs – coming to a pub near you soon
Live at the ICA has a fine selection of distortion, muffling, crunches etc.. Most of which is there on purpose, to their credit.
B.C Camplight's release has a giant squirrel eating the head of a business man, whilst helicopters circle angrily overhead. I'm sold.
God, he sounds like Peter Cook on here. Especially the bit when he “falls for Rebecca Trollope, corr, disgahstin”.
If last CD, 'Love Unbolts the Dark', was a meal at a four starrestaurant, this is a Jacobian feast.
The album also has a rejuvenated feel to it, and as such, doesn't half give me the feeling that it closely resembles Crocodiles in spirit.
a musical gem
There's something really special about Richard Hawley, but you have to really give him your time to appreciate it properly.
A very fine piece of work indeed.
Not perfect, sprawling, messy, very sentimental, a tad ill-disciplined but very close to greatness.