Originally posted on May 24, 2008
In case you missed it, the first album by the English group British Sea Power, The Decline of. . .(Rough Trade), is a worthy listen. It came out in 2003 and there is another one (that I haven’t heard), but it has a kind of pull-out-the-stops eclectic punk-and-everything-else alternative sound that is really rather interesting. The hooks are pretty strong and instrumentally there is much going down on any cut. I don’t know what the lyrics are totally about, but it all seems to work.