No, I'm not joking - I discovered this wonderful band around Christmas time and their songs have not left my Ipod since then. I could list superlative after superlative for the band and this genius album, but what's the point - you get the idea from my heading, hopefully!
I'm not normally one to be so gushing about a band or album, but the song writing and musicianship here is staggering. They do get better on every album for me (the previous album, Everyone Into Position is a close second, only matching Radiohead's OK Computer for a perfect half dozen run of songs between tracks 3 and 8, but that's for another review!).
Frames is perhaps a slow burner in places. Songs like Trail Of Fire (my utter favourite - an absolute gem of a song only matched to my mind by My Bloody Valentine's "Soon") and Unfamiliar are pretty instant in terms of catchiness. Other songs, such as the awesome title track, Savant or Only Twin take time to digest - such is the scale of their grandiosity.
Ignore this band - and particularly this album - at your peril. They deserve to be MASSIVE - happily for me, they are not. They are like a Secret Garden which nobody else knows about. During the last 3 minutes of Trail Of Fire it makes me think nobody else should be allowed (or even bother) to make music after this high water mark. A wonder to behold. Go and treat your ears (and your mind) - buy this album!