This is no clever tribute record mind, or accomplished addition to an already impressive back catalogue; this is a bona fide classic.
I mean I really like the playfulness of the band, I’m totally for that, and we’re not a normal band: we don’t have a sound, we don’t sit in a room and jam like a normal band.
...as usual with Friedberger’s other work - she always seems to provide an absolute gobful of words and phrases in each song: everything is in the manner of a very frank, open and detailed confession, seriously explained over coffee in some small breakfast joint.
The Fiery Furnaces are back with their addiction to fitting as many riffs into one song as is humanly possible.
Mr Dawson, our Chief Reviewer, brings you a round up of what has been playing on his gramophone this past month. Hopefully you will gain as much pleasure from listening to these LPs as he did!
"Franz Ferdinand recorded that show and released it as a live album. You can hear me screaming on it. (and me! – ed)
"Yeah, my mom worked in the zoo and she got thrown in to the dolphin tank her last day of work. (Astonished Laughs) She said it was the most frighteningly amazing thing she's even experienced. "
"“I'm a crazy crane, I lost my true love in the rain” to a tune that could have been robbed from The Mikado. It's not normal, I tell you. And, in other peoples' hands it could well be insufferable. "
It is an album of almost unimaginable folly, of incredible indulgence?