Lloyd I M Ready To Be Heartbro Enhanced, Maxi, Single
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The first single from their forthcoming full-length, "Let's Get Out Of This Country" (street June 6). A three and a half minute pop masterpiece with a healthy nod to 60's girl groups complete with Spectorian "wall of sound" production. With two non-LP B-sides and the video for "I Love My Jean" (previously unreleased in North America), this is a must-have for fans awaiting new music from their Glaswegian heroes since January 2004.
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'lloyd...' is more upbeat than anything they've ever done, suggesting that maybe they've ditched 'the stuart murdoch guide to scottish songwriting.' the hooks are huge and traceyanne's campbell's vocals are just so fantastic--a nice combination of vulnerability and enthusiasm. she sounds great, and more importantly, she sounds like she's having fun (not that she didn't before).
since i don't have any other superlatives to describe this single, i'll sum it up by saying it just plain old makes me happy to be alive. you'd be hard-pressed to find a better single released so far this year. Five stars.
Seriously, the power and attitude of this single totally reaffirms the value of languid, jangley pop to me. The track is a response to a snotty old Lloyd Cole song (hence the use of the word "Lloyd"!), and they somehow manage to both out-snot and out-smart Cole -- without ever getting all loud and rock-y about it. Best line? Probably "Jealousy is more than a word now, I understand / I know you can stay a girl by holding a boy's hand." A brilliant reductum-ad-absurdum of Cole's original spurious argument. Awesome...
The b-sides ain't bad, either...but the title cut is really the gem...
Just devastating. I can't wait for the new album. It's going to be fantastic.