Album: Bombay Bicycle Club, Flaws (Island)
Sunday 11 July 2010
If you heard BBC's debut and shrugged, you were right to do so.
The fuss around this orthodox indie rock band was in direct proportion to their mediocrity. And yet they've escaped that ghetto with this acoustic effort.
Jack Steadman has been listening to old folk records (Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, John Martyn) and it's paid off on these nimble-fingered, emotionally sung songs. Furthermore, his voice is less annoying than before; indeed on Joanna Newsom adaptation "Swansea", his warble works wonders.
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