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Health Warning Required
on 24 November 2012
This is the kind of friendly jazz that gets nominated for the Mercury Prize, and that is no bad thing.
GoGo Penguin are a genuine trio (rather than a pianist with a couple of other guys to make up the numbers) and this gives the album plenty of depth and variety. Be sure to listen past the opening (presumably) e.s.t. homage (as good as it is) because there is plenty more original material here as well.
The album should though come with a health warning as 'Last Words' is a powerful ear-worm that will still be going around in your head at 3AM on a tuesday morning!
An excellent debut that only doesn't 5 stars because I am waging a one man war against review-star-inflation, it would get 4.5 if that were an option.