Sunday, June 13, 2010

Field Music (Measure)

At 20 tracks, it is literally an epic double. It sprawls, yet always surprises. It’s their take on the rock canon, drawing in the likes of Led Zeppelin, Kate Bush, Roxy Music, XTC and Talk Talk. It shows new wave chops on Each Time Is a New Time, Share the Words and the mid-afternoon FM of Them That Do Nothing; clunking funk on the lopsided Let’s Write A Book; the Zep' creeps in on the colossal striding rock god melodies ahoy on All You’d Ever Need To Say; and there’s post-rock balladry sparseness on the gorgeous You and I.

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