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4.0 out of 5 stars
summer, sun and sand in your sandwiches, 1 Aug 2006
If you want meaningful, soul searching, thoughtful music then go and buy Ray Lamontagne's Trouble which is a wonderful album. If you want fun summer music then it's the Pipettes - equally wonderful! 'Pull Shapes' grabbed me too - thank you, Terry Wogan - and I couldn't rest until I'd got the album. I think I could take the challenge of being their oldest fan too but this CD takes me all the way back to the very late 50's/early 60's - the days of the Shangri Las, Ronettes, Crystals - all that fun music that conjures up fairgrounds on a summer night with the smell of hot dogs, onions and hot oil leaking from the (possibly lethal) rides. Or perhaps lying on the beach eyeing up the talent - or just hanging round outside the offy waiting for something magic to happen. It's fun music, off centre lyrics, and cracks along at a pace guaranteed to have you playing it blaring and driving along with all windows open - and in my case pretending I'm seventeen again. Don't look for deep meanings, just lie back and enjoy it.....the best summer rock for a very long time.