Friday, February 29, 2008

Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now, Youngster (****)



Debut full-length from the indie-rock obsessed Welsh septet Los Campesinos!. Although it carries over two (albeit great) songs from their stellar 2007 EP, Sticking Fingers Into Sockets, the band still manages a giddily cohesive full-length record here, full of tossed-off boy-girl harmonies, ecstatic shouting, touch-in-cheek lyrics and endlessly catchy pop hooks. Not a dud in sight. And you can't beat those song titles.

Highlights: "Death to Los Campesinos!", "My Year In Lists", "This is How You Spell, 'HAHAHA We Destroyed the Hopes and Dream of a Generation of Faux-Romantics'", "You!Me!Dancing!"

RIYL: Architecture in Helsinki, Super Furry Animals, The Unicorns, The Boy Least Likely To


Video - "Death to Los Campesinos!"



"Don't Tell Me To Do The Math(s)"


"Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats"


"My Year in Lists"


"This is How You Spell, 'HAHAHA We Destroyed the Hopes and Dream of a Generation of Faux-Romantics'"


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