on 27 June 2012
This album is easily up there with the best of Mclusky and the FOTL's last album travels with myself and others. Andy Falkous' song writing is as spiky and sharp-witted as ever. Some of the more mid-tempo tracks such as beneath the waves an ocean and notes on achieving orbit are amazing and there's some excellent straight forward rock tunes too (goals in slow motion, Robocop 4..., I am the least of your problems) There are a couple of tracks I would have left off the album such as anchor and a guide to men (hence the 4 stars) although they're exemplative of a band being a bit more experimental with song structures and tempo which makes for a more satisfying overall listen.
As a side note some of the stuff from the ep released before the album `polymers are forever' is great too, particularly new adventures and the spellbinding destroywhitchurch. com
on 15 June 2012
This is a very good album. Some great song writing; funny and clever, although very obtuse. You have to take a good look at the words to get the most from it but very enjoyable musically. Fantastic drummer. Some great bass hooks. I think this is the best example of British indie music about at the moment. Definitely the best album this year so far.