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This is the third album from this Melbourne four piece; I had no idea what I was going to get from British India after the band's last one. "Thieves" was a nothing release, I’m sorry to say, Dave Faulkner said it best: “You have your whole life to write your first album and only 18 months for your next”.
British India will always sell a lot of albums with the backing of the national broadcasters, and they seem to have sewn up a younger market which has never heard these sounds before. Hey, guys if you do like the sound then I highly recommend you check out, download or maybe even buy the Sonic Youth back catalogue. There's a similarity.
I liked this album so much because it takes you way back to the early '90s. One thing that I don’t like is the intro at the start of each track. It adds nothing and is just a waste of time.
Some of the stand-out songs are "Safari", "Nowhere Boys", "Messiest" and "90 Ways To Leave Your Lover". Unlike the last album, the artwork is outstanding. Making out song lyrics is always a highlight for me.
It also seems like they have gone back to using Glenn Goldsmith for production and not him and Harry Vanda which they did on the last.
I 'd like to see "Avalanche" released on vinyl - it would make for good listening and the album cover would look amazing.
Go and buy this album. Gen X will think you're cool; you may even get some street cred. It’s certainly a lot better listening than the shit commercial stations are serving up, and there's satisfaction knowing that your dollars are supporting locally made music. - Lukey D
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