7 While hardly scaling the heights of Hunting High & Low or Soundrel Days A-HA’s epitaph of a final album, Foot Of The Mountain, contains enough grand synth-pop to be worth checking out. Plus a band deciding that they are going to split and then sticking to their guns is pretty rare and in these less than dignified times.
9 If I could still afford to by lots of records purely on the strength of sleeve quality alone this would be on the top of my stack. Or high up in my Boomkat basket or wherever it is that you buy records online these days. The fact that the tune is a nice, shouty bass lead piece of post-punk perfection doesn’t hurt either.
Pencil Full Of Lead
0 Every morning I wake up to Magic FM. My girlfriend loves the station’s ability to play the same 12 songs incessantly all of which are so inoffensive that they might as well be the aural equivalent of a nice neutral wallpaper: there but hardly noticeable. Nutini has recently made it on to the playlist though and ruins the whole effect by nestling like a poisoned morning-after vomit stain amongst the so-boring it’s OK Tracy Chapman and Wings beige music. Thanks for single-handedly spoiling my morning Nutini.