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Cracking album (of the year)
on 6 September 2012
Not sure what the other reviewer was talking about. Family of the year sound nothing like, nor are they trying to sound like, Mumfords. Mumfords are folky, these guys are West Coast Sunshine Indie Popists - and they sound damn good. The first three tracks are as catchy and cool as any three tracks on any album thus far this year.
Quite few of the songs are so catchy,you may well be hearing them on an advert near you sometime soon. Maybe this is all too summery for us Brits, who have had a summer to forget in terms of weather. St. Croix would have been a radio anthem if we had a bit of sunshine to celebrate.
I'll look forward to future releases from these guys and judging from their session today on 6music, they are a pretty tight live band. Watch this space.