The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understatement : Quick Album Review 4/5


28. Apr. 2008, 10:25

Artist: The Last Shadow Puppets
Album: The Age of the Understatement
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Another quick album review. I won't waste your time.

Listening to this album is like sinking into a beautifully scented bath after a long, grubby day. After making do with the overrated, it comes as a welcome relief. You feel clean again.

My first thought when I heard the opening track, The Age of the Understatement, was just one word - talent. This is quite funny for me. It came as a huge shock to learn it was the guy from the Arctic Monkeys. I absolutely loathed them. Couldn't listen to a single note. And here I am, hanging on every word, loving every harmony and wallowing in sheer pleasure over the music (very , John Barry/Bond).

The album continues the theme begun in the first track. As a whole, there are no other standout tracks but, to my mind, it doesn't really matter. It doesn't seem to be the point. There aren't many albums with samey-samey tracks that are enjoyable all the way through. Damning? No. Just play it again.

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