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Friday, 8 February 2013

Track of the Week: Screaming Maldini – Minor Alterations

Although there is a part of us that'd like to give the Track of the Week over to CHVRCHES, the fact that they're climbing a sure-fire ladder to the charts means that we really don't need to. Plus, there's only been one record that's been on repeat here this week (and that's in a week that's seen releases from the ever-strong Frightened Rabbit and the ace Veronica Falls) – the long awaited debut album from Sheffield's Screaming Maldini.

It's long been evident that Screaming Maldini have something truly special and unique going on. Across their Alcopop! Releases and compilation odds and ends *cough*, their pop ambitions have becoming more and more accomplished. This sealed itself with last year's majestic single 'Summer Somewhere' and now on their album they simply soar.

Minor Alterations' is one track from this shining utopian pop record. Bursting with fresh ideas and damning less ambitious outfits to the dustbin marked 'meh'. And whilst we're hesitant to publicly deconstruct the lyrics for fear of misrepresenting what's on show, it's safe to say that like the music it warrants multiple listens and benefits completely immersing yrself in.

It's very rare that we come across a band this dynamic and able to realise such high ambitions. Top marks Maldini!


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1 comment:

Jimmy said...

Thanks for pointing this one out. I feel like it's been a while since I heard anything that generous.