Having heard Freakin' Out on its limited edition vinyl release last year, it was apparent then that Graham Coxon had pretty much put his Blur days behind him. So much so that there he was, releasing his most unashamedly poppy single yet. But only on vinyl.
Now it's out on CD and fingers crossed will receive the attention it deserves. An anthemic rant against, amongst other things, indie poseurs (so extra bonus points there), featuring some highly effective guitar work (unlike his earlier solo efforts, which had a certain deliberate ineptitude), Freakin' Out deserves heavy rotation in every indie club in the country. No other song brings a bigger grin to my face - it's quite simply one of the few reasons that we should still care about pop music in the age of the "X Factor".
Oh, and b-side All Over Me is heartrendingly beautiful.