Of all the Delgados albums, this is probably the one I listen to most. In fact, I'm listening to it as I type.
Peloton expands on the superb groundwork laid down on Domestiques and, indeed, improves. From the first song (Everything goes around the water) onwards you know you're in for a treat: soaring highs, crashing lows, and a passion that cuts through the whole album.
The overall pattern of songs is notably eclectic, ranging from quiet beauty of Pull the wires from the wall, to the rock-out romp that is Repeat failure.
The Delgados are a real treasure of the British music scene, and Peloton serves as a reminder that a second album should be about progression, not stagnation. A band with their own unique sound? In Britain? In the Noughties? Believe it!
I'm at a loss as to how to describe the Delgado's music; the best I can manage is that they're a "folky" Sonic Youth, but both the singers can actually sing... and sing well. And what's more, the band have range, depth and power - and the singers co-ordinate superbly.
Listen to this album and see if it doesn't grab you first time...