For their fifth full-length (and first with Touch And Go), the band met up with Brendan Canty (Fugazi) to iron out a new set of anthems that arrive with a
confident and outspoken immediacy. Some songs evoke the melodic spirit of Andy Partridge, Ray Davies, and "ArgyBargy"-era Squeeze, while others
clink glasses with The Pogues, while still others find Ted taking his falsetto in new directions with vocals that caress each composition with the greatest
delicacy and grace. Along with the punk sound and energy found in the group's previous works, this record finds soul, funk, and R&B injected into the
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Alex from Jacksonville, FL
Jan 10 2008
Pretty solid release all around. I love it and I would be guessing it's pretty much hit or miss. That's the way I see this band, mostly because when i first heard them a few years ago they were instantly one of my favorite current(see-existing) bands. A lot of the songs do feel like anthems or roving songs, as could be expected. The energy and effort that has come to be expected from this outfit is as present as ever. The accordion bit is golden. So, if you're already a fan, I really don't think you'll be disappointed. On the contrary, you'll probably be surprised at how TL/RX have outdone themselves again. If you've never heard the band, but love musicians who love music and show it in their music, you won't be insulted.
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