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5.0 out of 5 stars Posies best & best album of 2010, 19 Oct. 2010
A. R. Durham "Top Dog Max" (Wiltshire, UK) - See all my reviews
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As a self confessed powerpop groupie, I still find it very difficult to understand why albums of this genre sell zilch in the UK. After all, the UK is responsible for powerpop as it started with the Fabs & the Who. Such taste is quite prevalent in the US where bands such as the Posies still make a reasonable living, but I think the UK is becoming infatuated with ghastly TV talent music (I despair) and has fallen out of love with decent melodic rock music. And decent songwriting.

So much the pity, as many will miss out on this great album - the best I have heard this year, and the Posies best - and that's saying something for such a talented band. The blueprint is melodic powerpop with a slightly grungy twist - but the emphasis is songcraft and harmony. So anyone with even the most remote interest in the Beatles, Badfinger, Teenage Fanclub, the Byrds, the Raspberries and even Queen will find this album intoxicating.

Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer cut their teeth playing with Alex Chilton (RIP Alex) in the reformed Big Star, but have always shown their talent to best effect in the Posies. And there is not a duff track on the whole record (the opener Plastic Paperbacks is the weakest cut), and buried in the middle are some truly wonderful & timeless songs that need to be heard. This is not an album to break any sonic boundaries, but one to enjoy if melody is your thing. The closest to this in the UK is Teenage Fanclub. All Fannies fans should immediately purchase this album.
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