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Album: British Sea Power, Machineries of Joy (Rough Trade)

It's almost boring: yet another excellent British Sea Power album.

Like every BSP release so far, it's steeped in the exiled Cumbrians' obsessions (ornithology, history, the sea) and alternates between rousing anthems and tranquil interludes. If there's an angle, it's the one alluded to in the title: the ways humanity finds pleasure. And it's done in a typically enigmatic manner which ensures Machineries of Joy will keep dispensing plenty of its own.