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Release Date
02 Jun 14
The gist Just to make you feel old, James are still here, 28 years after releasing their debut. The music James have thoroughly won me over on the two occasions that I've caught them live in the past couple of years. I've been surprised by how well the old tunes stand up and how the new ones they've snook in haven't been awful. Some of those new tunes have made it onto the slightly pompously titled La Petite Mort, but unfortunately much of the energy that gets injected during the live shows is lacking here.
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Release Date
23 May 11
Brilliant! Tragic! could be seen as a new chapter in Art Brut’s musical path as it includes some actual singing from singer Eddie Argos who was apparently taught by Pixies legend and album producer Black Francis. Two years have passed since 2009's rather dull Art Brut vs. Satan, in which the band seemed to be cruising on autopilot, almost turning into an Art Brut tribute band (franchise) rather than the real deal, and the longer recording process has done the band a world of good.