Top positive review
25 September 2012
How did I miss this the first time round? To discover what has rapidly become one of my favourite albums (and bands) 15 years after its release suggests that I must have been asleep at the time. There isn't a bad track on it and at least four worthy of five stars in their own right - Woke up this morning, Ain't going to Goa, Hypo full of love and Sister Rosetta.
The band describe themselves as a pop, punk, blues and country techno situationist crypto-Marxist-Leninist electro band, and they're all of these things and more. They make 'sweet, pretty, country acid house music'. They're not from Alabama and there's a lot more than three of them.
I cannot recommend this album enough. Buy it today and check out some of the concert footage available on YouTube - they're even better live.
That the NME describes A3 as 'a monumental waste of time' tells you exactly why I haven't bothered to even pick up a copy of the NME for thirty years.