Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Last Shadow Puppets Stuck In Time Warp

The Last Shadow Puppets new album, "The Age of the Understatement" is out. Arctic Monkey's leader Alex Turner's side project has produced wonderful results.

The album has a dramatic retro vibe that can only be described as Burt Bacharach meets Quentin Tarantino. Songs like, "Standing Next to Me" and "The Chamber" have a Mersey beat sound that will have you reminiscing about Gerry and The Pacemakers.

"Black Plant", with it's driving beat, Herb Alpertish horns and swirling violins, could easily be mistaken for a lost track from an old James Bond movie. "Standing Next to Me" is pure 60's talk show cabaret. "My Mistakes Were Made for You" looks to be the lead single.

If having one of the most compelling new voices in Rock allows for this type of experimentation, I'm all for it.

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