This is one of my favorite albums. A friend got me into this band a few months ago, and I ignored them until the song All My Friends came up on my shuffle. I was obsessed with it, and hesitant to listen to the other six songs because I was sure that they could not be as good as the one I'd already heard. That was not the case.
Land of Talk is a straight-up garage band, but with enough pop influence to be listenable as all hell. Doubling as the frontwoman, guitarist Liz Powell gives the band an energy that's impossible to ignore. Even on the downtempo tracks, there's a gritty sweetness to her voice that captivates. There's no way to describe this album adequately to someone who hasn't heard it. Get it as soon as you can.