SUPERTOYS LAST ALL SUMMER LONG


JOHNNY FOREIGNER
November 16, 2009, 11:44 pm
Filed under: Album Reviews, Album Reviews: Noted Artists, Recommended Albums | Tags: , ,

JOHNNY FOREIGNER
GRACE AND THE BIG PICTURE
BEST BEFORE

Birmingham’s most precious commodity, Johnny Foreigner have returned bearing much the same fuzzed-up but vaguely doleful brand of uncontainable noise-pop, pitched somewhere between Babes In Toyland and Nineties Emo’s Cap’N’Jazz. Still as fresh as Breakfast O.J and less gratingly self-conscious than sister band Los Campesinos, on Grace their gift remains the ability to communicate what it’s like to be young and both terrified and exhilarated by a confusing adult world. A heightened sense of melody and a greater emphasis on euphoric choruses (or as they put it ‘More Heart, Less Tongue’), could be interpreted as either a lamentable blunting of their sound or evidence of a more assured touch. Really though, it’s just their version of growing up. And haven’t they turned out well. John Calvert

8/10

DOWNLOAD: ‘CRIMINALS’, ‘MORE HEART LESS TONGUE’, FEELS LIKE SUMMER’.
FOR FANS OF: LOS CAMPESINOS, TUBELORD, THOMAS TANTRUM.

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I have been trying to get into this album for so longgg, but it’s not happening 😦 and I loved their last one sooo much

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