Is it just us that's beginning to think this feature is a bit boring? Hell, how can it be when last week's recommendation of Dizzee Rascal's 'Bonkers' lead to him having the biggest first week sales of any single in 2009 so far! Coincidence? We don't see how it can be...
Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear
So, our copy finally arrived (we brought it this morning), and it really is a lovely album. Lots of sighing guitars and glorious, dreamy backing vocals, like Fleet Foxes only with less facial hair and more blazers and deck shoes. It's what we professionals refer to as a 'grower' and not a 'shower', so please be patient.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix
Zut Alor! Phoenix are back with their fourth album and it's a decidedly patchy affair in all honesty, but its opening salvo of 'Lisztomania', '1901' and 'Fences' is really bloody good. From then on it gets a bit self-indulgent, a bit samey and a bit calculated, but for those three songs it's tres, tres bon (B at GCSE in case you were wondering).
'New In Town' by Little Boots
It's weird to think that this is Little Boots' first official single. What with all the polls, plaudits and proclamations, it will be interesting to see where 'New In Town' charts. Given La Roux's unexpected chart success, you feel the pressure is really on. Luckily, Musick travelled around in a car A LOT this past week and heard this single about six times, and it sounded BIG, like a proper pop song on the radio should.