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Excellent Debut Album, At Its Best On Vinyl
on 22 March 2016
Long overdue a reissue on vinyl, The Kooks debut album- from 2006 - TEN YEARS AGO, by Jove - has worn well. Another act that has its roots in the Croydon BRITS school, which has been responsible for much musical excrescence, The Kooks, to this fifty something listener, found the right balance on this album between sixties Pop influences and the desire to push the limitations of the guitar / bass / drums line-up by incorporating experiments in Dub reggae and other styles. It's not always successful, but even the relatively misfiring tracks are suffused with charm. In 2016, maybe The Kooks have overstayed their welcome, and subsequent albums have sold less well than the one before, but the frankly rather smashing 'She Moves In Her Own Way' is a modern day classic, and worth purchasing this album for alone. A vivid snapshot of a band on their way to the top. Hugely enjoyable.