Thursday, December 01, 2011

STN Albums Of The Year no.47: The Wave Pictures - Beer In The Breakers

Recorded over one day in Darren Hayman's kitchen... almost sounds like an elaborate gag where a new Wave Pictures album is concerned. While the soul ballads of If You Leave It Alone are subsumed by the Richman-via-Velvets hanging on to each other jangle of earlier works, yet again it's David Tattersall's notebook that takes pride of place, observing the mundane as part of a bigger picture and picking up on the tiny things in terms of basic emotions. While there's still a love of a good guitar solo, things seem smoothed out slightly and it's the slower songs that hold the greatest emotional heft and showcase Tattersall's current strengths.


No comments: