I bought over the counter culture in a local record shops sale bin, and thought it was amazing. That was untill I'd had a listen to this. Very rarely does a band produce it's best work second, but this is proof of that. This is in no way a mod-retro-ska revival for the sake of it, it feels completely genuine and rightly so.
Brassbound is such a british sounding album it gives a sense of pride that I haven't felt for years when listening to an album,
These are tracks that yearn for playing at the poolside when your laying on your sunlounger in Tenerife/Majorca/Cyprus etc.
as for the track by track rundown, I'm in full agreement with the other reviewer here, there is not a bad track on there, nothing is skip-able, it's all so so good, particular faves are,
"Boys will be boys", "Thanks to the Girl", "Call To Arms" and "Red Letter Day", I have the feeling that the general music press want to see The Ordinary Boys fail, for keeping it simple, which is what this basically is, nothing fancy, nothing excentric, just good honest beats, lyrics and cracking tunes.
please please buy it it will make you feel so much better.
One final thing Prestons appearance in Big Brother will have done this album no harm whatsoever. A seemingly lovely guy who kept it real.
Up The Army!