First, apologies for my recent absence. Family bid'nez, work, extra curricula lunacy, and a head full of snot have combined to keep me from posting.
Second, I'm two tracks into the new Fratellis album and it is BLOODY AWFUL.
I know you indie savants out there would probably claim the first album was rubbish (why don't you all toddle off and compare rimless specs and ironic t-shirts rather than sneering at a music simpleton like me, home slices? They sound like "Hootie and the Blowfish" Bill? Really?). Being a fan of foppish dandy pop that's redolent of British gangster films from the 70s myself, I rather liked their eponymous debut. And so I was excited to see their unheralded second effort on the Borders website.
Ugh- track three, if this is possible, is even worse than the first two songs.
Where were we? Oh yes. Shouty choruses, slow motion kick lines, and sub-Marc Bolan guitar rock = good. Shouty choruses, lack of irony, and sub- Gary Glitter guitar rock: ABSOLUTELY HIDEOUS.
I want my money back.