Tuesday, January 11, 2011

British Sea Power

Add Date: January 11 

Artist: British Sea Power 

Album: Valhalla Dancehall 

Label: Rough Trade 

Genre: Rock 

Comments: The Brighton band British Sea Power cram Joy Division-style post-punk, shoegazey '80s alternative (think Echo & the Bunnymen), modern Brit pop and Super Furry Animals-style psych pop into what, four records into their career, is their own unmistakable sound. Following up on their 2008 LP Do You Like Rock Music? and some soundtrack work, Valhalla Dancehall is another impressive effort in the band's growing canon. Alas, a couple of the album's finest tunes ("Who's in Control" and the synth pop-leaning "Living Is So Easy") are DNP, but there's still plenty to spin: in particular, try the sweeping rock numbers "We Are Sound" and "Mongk II" or the quieter, folksier "Georgie Ray."

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