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On their debut album Control
, GoodBooks comfortably establish themselves as the most arresting and idiosyncratic new band of 2007. They have the angular intrigue of that great-lost art rock act The Auteurs, coupled with the nervy eclecticism of Talking Heads at their peak. They write profound and involving songs inspired by Kafka, terrorism, the Bible and--why not?-lesbian crushes, while musically their rhythms are sinuous and kinetic, with mournful trumpets and clattering, vivid percussion. They really don't do ordinary at all. Only Guillemots come close in terms of a band so thoroughly in and of itself, and are consequently worth much more than mere cursory investigation. "Underneath the relatively complicated ideas that form most of our songs," Max says, "I think we are still a very acceptable pop act." "Its true," Leo adds. "We have potential for widespread appeal, I reckon." Widespread, yes, and way beyond.