Thursday, April 23

140 characters

. Thursday, April 23

The new albums around at the moment reviewed in 140 characters or less, Twitter style.

Mumford and Sons- The Cave and The Open Sea

Rounding off their trio of EP's with their finest song to date ('The Cave') and standard B-sides. All well and good but an album now please?

Asher Roth- Asleep In The Bread Aisle

Laid back and confident but ultimately shallow. Will sell well to Uni students who identify with being a middle class urban wannabe.

Camera Obscura- My Maudlin Career.

Beautiful throughout- the Scottish sextet should hopefully achieve mainstream adulation with this, their finest work to date.

Dirty Projectors- Bitte Orca

It's no coincidence that the female led tracks are the best here. As intriguing as it is frustrating Bitte Orca is its own worst enemy.

Golden Silvers- True Romance

Not as good as the demos promised- have ruined 'Arrows Of Eros'. However the twisted song-writing aligns them nicely as Mystery Jets Jr.

Noisettes- Wild Young Hearts

A nice mix of glossy pop songs alongside retro-soul. It's bizarre they are now a 'big' band but nice while it lasts. Car ad song still bad.

PJ Harvey & John Cale- A Woman A Man Walked By

Black Hearted Love promised a return to guitar slaying form, however this is a mish-mash of her recent output. For hardcore fans only.

The Virgins- The Virgins

Utter rubbish. Pointless wannabe hipster (imagine that?!) preening. Wants to be The Strokes sounds more like a really bad 80's boy-band.

That was all a bit negative wasn't it? Oh well, hopefully forthcoming albums from Jarvis, Patrick Wolf, Passion Pit and Maximo Park will impress. Not to forget the already reviewed Maccabees, Horrorsand Metric.

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