Saturday, December 10, 2011

STN Albums Of The Year no.21: Ace Bushy Striptease - The Words That You Said Are Still Wet In My Head

14 tracks in 23 minutes? Birmingham 'cuddlecore' merchants ABS don't hang around, as they don't see any need to. These tiny nuggets are the work of people with maybe ADHD, certainly a love of elaborate song titles, but definitely record collections that err on the side of the excitably wonky. Slanted And Enchanted has doubtless been worn out, a heap of smart pop-punk records, Waited Up Til It Was Light too, all sellotaped together, crumpled up and compacted up so it's just the most immediate, direct bits. And yet the glorious hooks, the enthralling rushes, the intriguing lyrics and vocal back and forths are all still there and in some way intact with barely a pause for breath.


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