Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New Shtereolab album, by the wayz!!!!

Stereolab’s new album, Chemical Chords drops today. It’s fourteen tracks long and displays the lush intricacy that the band are renowned for. It’s pretty, groovy, relaxing and challenging all at once. It’s their eleventh album — how many albums have British bands like Blur and the Brit pop elite released, pray tell? — but it’s their debut for British indie rock legend 4AD.

I’ve never been a Stereolab fan — I’ve too busy trawling thrift stores for 12 inch singles — but I’ve always liked what I’ve heard from them and I like this one too. Might be time to go out and get Dots and Loops and Emperor Tomato Ketchup, I’ll scoop ‘em while I’m getting a Burt Bacarach album, something by Neu!, Isaac Hayes’s Chocolate Chip and Stevie Wonder’s Hotter Than July.

I know what you’re thinking, “Gosh your music shopping lisht is so interesting, Orr!” You can replace gosh with "sacre bleu" if you live in France, or "Gott In Himmel" for our German readers. But I know I’m wrong again, what you’re actually thinking is, “I already own all of Stereolab’s albums, Orr, you boring old fart, and I don’t need your validation of the new one, hanx very much.”

Have it your way, their new 'un is a very nice album and I like it lots. Hokay?


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