Album: Bombay Bicycle Club, I Had the Blues..., (Island)

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Island Records has pulled out all the stops with the advertising budget for Bombay Bicycle Club, a band so profoundly nothingy that one suspects the label of running a Producers-style scam.

A having-it-both-ways proposition combining the commerciality of Editors with the indie-schmindie of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, BBC are led by a singer with a singularly irritating bleat and a guitarist who has you considering a moratorium on the sale of reverb pedals. More early evening festival fodder. Didn't we already have enough of that?

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