Album review: Album review: Delphic, Collections (Polydor)

Well, here's a let-down. After the almost mind-blowing magnificence of their synthpop debut album Acolyte, the Stockport band appear to have suffered a catastrophic loss of nerve.

Three years later, even in the Midas hands of DFA's Tim Goldsworthy, they're sounding like just another rock band with a bit of synth thrown in. "Tears Before Bedtime" is the one moment you sit up and take notice. That aside, Collections constitutes a fairly sharp decline.