Saturday, April 02, 2016

Album Review :: The Last Shadow Puppets - Everything You've Come To Expect

The Last Shadow Puppets

Everything You've Come To Expect

April 1 2016 (Domino)


Words: Alison Mack

Eight years on from their debut 'The Age Of The Understatement', Alex Turner and Miles Kane's indie-rock project The Last Shadow Puppets return sans the sweaters and with producer James Ford at the helm of 11 tracks from likes of the psych-garage rocker 'Bad Habits' to the heartfelt soul croon of Turner on 'Miracle Aligner'.

Opener ‘Aviation’ kicks off with lavish strings courtesy of Owen Pallett, and stirring guitars - which is a running motif throughout, which by midway is becoming a little like you'be just heard it on the previous track - which you had. Lack of diversity aside, there are highlights such as 'Dracula Teeth' with again, the all-encompassing strings that settle around fuzzy guitars and Turner's dark lyric:"I wake up in an ice cold sweat and my skin starts to creep/You’re hovering above my bed looking down on me.”

But when all is said and sung, 'Everything You've Come To Expect' is really just a large dose of swaggering pop rock sonics from a couple of Brits who've long since left their Northern roots behind.

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