Another new album from The Lovely Eggs is something that should be heralded in large print on the front of all the music mags but as usual it will probably appear without much of a fanfare at all. This, their fourth album, opens with a guitar riff that Black Sabbath in their heyday would have been proud of and the album as a whole is probably one of their heaviest. I was worried that perhaps some of their adorable whimsy would be lost amongst the noise but it's still there, albeit more obtuse. Only The Lovely Eggs could get away with the line "He's a magic onion, he runs rings around me" and can pen a track about almost seeing a stabbing but missing out due to inclement weather!! The opening track (Ordinary People Unite) is i presume a dig at the expense of the majority of sensible/responsible/reasonable people although maybe they are in fact just maturing themselves and this is something they aspire to, i hopefully doubt it?. There are also some psychedelic flourishes throughout and the final track (Forest of Memories) has Holly singing in a fairly deadpan voice over an almost folky/medieval style song. As often with their albums not all the tracks are great and some of the other songs in-between the aforementioned opener & closer are hit and miss but also as usual they can never be accused of being ordinary and should be required listening for the masses. 8 out of 10
I love this band. Just buy any of their albums...this one will do fine. Even better, go to see them live..they will blow you away and you'll wonder how stuff like this can ever have been sidelined to radio 6 as magnificent as it is. Once they have infected you, you will never get better!