A fantastic record which swirls, swoons, glitters and shines. Its gentle but consistently upbeat and even the achingly beautiful quieter moments of 'Tallulah' and 'Some People Say' have an uplifting quality. The sunny disposition of this album may be a reflection of the Anglo-Antipodean amalgam and tracks such as 'Capricornia', 'Northern Lights' and 'My Sweet Friend' are pure pop in the mould of Belle & Sebastian, Fuzzy and Lemonheads. This album will also give middle aged people of a certain age nostalgia for the much sadly missed Sarah Records and the great Australian band on that label - Even As We Speak. Such comparisons are lazy on my part; the reality is that Allo Darlin' have delivered a bright, melodic gem capable of shining in anyone's record collection.
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