Wednesday, March 15, 2006

I Love My Friends

I have grown to adore – yes, adore – Stephen Duffy’s 'I Love My Friends' and I sense it will become one of those recordings I am to become evangelical and a little boring about. Apologies in advance to all concerned. Soaring pop melodies, exquisitely poignant lyrics and more wit, wisdom and swaggering insouciance than you can shake a lilac tree at: this is an important recording. Lost cult classics can disappoint but ‘I Love My Friends’ is a majestic triumph. I’m eyeing the fellow’s back catalogue with a wolfish lick o’ the lips.

This morning I played a Fall song for all the wrong reasons.

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