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One of the best from the past 10 years
on 10 February 2003
Simply put, any music fan has to own this album. The twin vocalists Emma Pollock and Alun Woodward provide the perfect front for this album, yet it is the marvellous music that really makes it. Often written off as typical indie miserablists, this can't be futher from the truth. One listen to Aye Today, No Danger, and especially Accused of Stealing (which has a hook that will lodge itself in your brain for months, if not years) show that The Delgados' orchestral guitar music is unrivalled today, with Dave Fridman's production putting a shine on it that even betters his work with Mercury Rev. Yes, it's that good. Perhaps the standout track though is 13 Gliding Principles, with grinding guitars mixing with swelling strings producing a result that could come close to being the song that you will listen to over and over, giving no thought to anything else.
Any Delgados album is good, especially the newest, Hate. But in my opinion nothing beats The Great Eastern.