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This is just superb!,
This review is from: Field Music (Measure) [VINYL] (Vinyl)
The difficult third album, this is Field Music's masterpiece. I was slow picking up on them, but after hearing so much through Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music, I was really worked up about this new album.
The influences are wide and varied, with something of a Todd Rundgren feel to procedings. There are elements of Queen (good Queen, not the Brian May noodly stuff) in songs like the epic 'The Rest is Noise'. Other tracks like 'Them That Do Nothing' have an XTC feel to them, but these comparisons really don't do justice to an album which stands up so well in it's own right.
Put aside your prejudices and pretend you never heard the word 'progressive', this album has the musicianship without the pretension, and some damned fine songs.