I've been burned before, hearing a good song on Radcliffe and Maconie or the Lamacq show thinking, well, it's cheap, if the album's naff it won't matter that much. I bought this after hearing Gold Canary and thinking it sounded very blissed out, laid-back, somewhat psychedelic, but that's track 5, and after listening to just the first couple of tracks on this album I sat up sharply and took notice and even before track 5 came around I was astounded. And then after Gold Canary they hit you with 'This Is What I Said' for good measure.
Look, this album is vital, it's vibrant, it's stunning, I can't keep their melodies out of my head. Ghost Story is probably my standout track but Every Single Track Is Excellent and you should buy this album! They deserve so much more recognition, and hopefully if they come back to the UK soon for another tour they'll get it. This is my album of the year so far, check them out on Youtube if you doubt me. Melodies and harmonies up the wazzoo, really great drumming, lovely songs. They deserve much more success and if they carry on making songs of this calibre it won't take long for them to achieve it. Now if you'll excuse me I have to play it some more :)