Sunday, April 14, 2013

British Sea Power
Machineries Of Joy
Rough Trade

This is BSP’s cleanest, most straightforward album yet. It’s a little disconcerting at first to hear how much their echo, murk, and other atmospheric sonics have receded.   But get past that, and you’ll find a great album, smart, thoughtful, and gentle. The gentleness is new, although balanced by that the band still sounds exasperated and disgruntled. That’s also a welcome sign that cleaning up their sound hasn’t  lightened it. This is heavy music in the best sense,  dealing with weighty topics,  emotions,  and  situations.

BSP has never failed to disappoint, and while all of their albums are recommended, this is the one to start with, and work backwards.  You’ll be introduced to one of the great British indie rock bands around, and you’ll never regret it.
Andrea Weiss

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