19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Never a dull moment..,
This review is from: D (Audio CD)
Wow. I must admit that I wasn't grabbed by White Denim's previous Lp 'Fits', and didn't have high hopes for this, but I was completely broadsided by just how wonderful this collection of songs is. It is the most enjoyable, life-affirming album I've heard this year.
There is too much going on to include all the musical references on offer here, but to me it sounds like Stephen Stills' Manassas playing Little Feat with a spoonful of Led Zep, Yes and Frank Zappa thrown in for good measure, but all played with an infectious punk energy and topped-off with melodies you can hang your hat on.
The musicianship is breathtaking, being perky, tight and busy, with the bass player in particular shining brightly throughout like a cooler Chris Squire.
If there's any justice this will be at the top of the end-of-year album lists, leaving the big hitters trailing in its wake.