on 4 May 2009
The two boys of The Boy Least Likely To are back to rule the playground with their bouncy, adorable and occasionally mournful "country disco" sound. These songs are tinged with the sadness of twenty-somethings who remember the days of the old schoolyard only too well, but can now sing about them with a somewhat adult perspective ("I'm still as stupid as I was before/And although I'm not that young any more..."). References are unabashedly English -- "conkers," "aluminium," "biscuit crumbs," "anoraks" "pea shooters," and "cricket pitches" -- but the bruises and heartaches are universal. This album proves that even if you live by THE LAW OF THE PLAYGROUND, you can't stop life marching on. But as Jof Owen sings on "Saddle Up"; "I want to have some fun/Before I go over the hill..." Enjoy it while you can.
on 29 November 2010
I have bought all their albums and have really enjoyed them all.
This one to me feels a little slower paced than their first album The Best Party Ever but still they have the sad lyrics mixed with the happy sounds.
This is a band who make me smile when I listen to their music they are so innocent sounding in some ways and its a joy to have no swearing.
Favourite songs are: Balloon on a Broken String, When Life Gives Me Lemons I Make Lemonade, I Box Up All the Butterflies, Whiskers, I
Keep Myself to Myself and A Fairytale Ending.
Definately recommended to everyone.