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Just don't build it up too much!
on 26 May 2007
I first heard the Aliens single on the Rob da Bank show months ago, and what I heard didn't convince me to rush out and buy the album. However, the other reviews on this page "best album 2007", "the album the beta band should have made" etc. led me to think I may have been a bit hasty. And I was - this is a good album, certainly superior to the Lone Pigeon offerings Concubine Rice and Sccchhooozzmiii. It has the definite mark of Anderson, which seems to be a bit more wilfully chaotic than the Beta Band sound judging by his other stuff. The only disappointment from my point of view is the fact that this is not "the album the Beta Band should have made" as I had been led to believe, and in the search for that Holy Grail of an album, disappointments are hard to take. Anyway, that's all, if you've read this far, you might be interested enough in my recommendation for Steve Mason's King Biscuit Time albums, especially the No Style EP which I think come closest to the Three EPs so far. Happy listening...