…whilst parts of this album wouldn’t feel out of place in the discography of those such as Vincent Vincent and the Villains, Allalone isn’t as assiduous a copyist as the tautonymic rock revivalists.
The album takes its name from a cartoon featuring Mr T from the A-Team. And I pity the fool who don’t dig this record.
At one point McKeown even uses the word chillax, for fuck’s sake.
A very enjoyable, occasionally revelatory box set. And whatever you do, get your mits on Let’s Evolve.
Sequin Smile and Ordinary Pleasures are bedroom reflections that are about as Serge Gainsbourg as you get; (one can’t help noting the faux Bonnie & Clyde poses on the cover artwork too).
This is an extremely pleasant listen. And for once, the word pleasant should be seen as a definite recommendation, not a criticism.