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Brighton, UK's Brakes features former and current members of British Sea Power, Electric Soft Parade, and The Tenderfoot. Their third album polishes up their sound a bit without sacrificing any of the immediacy or jangle that makes their slightly countrified power-pop so appealing. An exuberant maelstrom of blazing riffs and relentless hooks, fuzz, and squall, with witty lyrics and sing along choruses that are sure to earn the band more devoted followers.
"...direly catchy and fully fleshed-out songs that pop like punk, lilt like country, mutter politics, and reek of the garage" --Pitchfork Media
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This is beautiful, extremely well-written dream pop, noise pop, rock and roll alternative English music that is the best of an okay year of music, with too many English bands going electronic for no good reason and falling into traps of self-indulgent art pop that fizzles.
The Brakes have hit where they were aiming for with this album.
A classic album.
Breezing through several different flavours of power pop in under forty minutes, Brakes churn out perfectly crafted songs while making it seem completely effortless. The lyrics are clever, without being self-conscious and the hooks are irresistible. With most songs clocking in under four minutes, there is simply not a wasted note. Whether it's a rocking stomper or a country tinged jangle, the end result is the same: a catchy, infectious tune that leaves you charmed before you even know what hit you.
Without a doubt one of the best albums of 2009, filled with unrestrained pleasures from the first listen.