"Hate is all you need"
The second single off The Delgados new album is more of the usual fare from the Glasgow crew, and if they weren't this damn good at it, they'd be in trouble. Hate is all you need is so rammed full of general chirpiness, plus the best part of an orchestra, that the dreamy vocals are the perfect disguise for the mocking and cynical lyrics. After all, just liston to the sound advice of Mr Woodward, "Hate is everywhere / come on people feel it like you just don't care". Added bonuses are the unrealeased track "Mad World" and a fine cover of ELO's "Mr Blue Sky" from the BBC recording session. The Delgados - making sad sound happy for everyone.