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Song of the day – 91: Cornershop

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I’m sure this album came out two or three years ago in the UK. Maybe not. You lose track of time here. Anyway, it’s just being issued in Australia, and seeing as how a) I love it, and b) The Vine have commissioned me to write a review, I thought I’d post this song here. Groovy, right? Groovy music, groovy animation, groovy Tjinder and Ben… what’s not to like about all this grooviness?

Here’s what I wrote about the album last July. Doubtless, I’ll be a little more coherent when it comes to writing The Vine review. Doubtless. (PS: Editors, don’t be scared! There’s a rumour going round that I don’t like accepting money for my craft. Nothing could be further from the truth! I LOVE accepting money for my craft. Try me! Try me!)

The NME has a new editor.

Dum de dum de dum de dum de dum de dum. (Idly taps fingers next to computer keyboard while wondering what to do this evening.) Dum de dum de dum de dum de dum. Dum de dum de dum de dum de dum. Dum de dum de dum de dum de dum. Dum de dum de dum de dum de dum. Man, this new Cornershop album is great: summery and 70s and upbeat and full of the sort of rock’n’roll Noel Gallagher and Primal Scream appreciate, only as it’s Cornershop it doesn’t grate and it doesn’t feel hoary or cliched but resonates with FUN and LAUGHTER and KNOWING INTELLIGENCE. Man, it’s been our music of choice for three mornings now, and it’s grown on me each time. Dum de dum de dum de dum de dum.  Dum de dum de dum de dum de dum. Dum de dum de dum de dum de dum. Dum de dum de dum de dum de dum. My wife prefers the songs with more of an Asian influence because she says it’s rare to hear that within the pop songs she has access to – and also the brash Dylan cover, ‘The Mighty Quinn’ – but I’m more up for the unfettered, unfingered Stones-y riffs (for once), the breezy deconstruction of everything that’s turned out wrong about music for a decade now and that (as Mr Simon Price puts it), the Cornershop boys are aiming to put right. This is the sort of music I dreamed of hearing when I fell ill during my early teens. Dum de dum de dum de dum de dum. Dum de dum de dum de dum de dum. Dum de dum de dum de dum de dum. Dum de dum de dum de dum de dum. You’ll have to excuse me now, Charlotte’s playing one of our favourite Pete And The Pirates songs on her laptop.

Yeah, so NME have got a new editor. How about that?

2 Responses to Song of the day – 91: Cornershop

  1. hereisyourmind.net May 28, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I dig it, could stand to be a bit shorter but not impossible to listen to whole way through. Great use of harmony and abstract instrumentals. 😀

    Characters could be a bit less Wii character like but hey, that could be what they were going for.


  2. EverettTrue June 7, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Jerry said…
    (from Facebook)

    Kerry Jane Lakin
    Playing live at a free festival in Coventry first weekend of July whcih is almost as exciting as having Kid Creole on the bill!
    28 May at 18:56 ·

    Trent Halliday
    I’m not entirely convinced, but then I do have some kind of flu so…
    28 May at 19:18 ·

    Thomas Blatchford
    Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast was released in the UK last year. Pretty much when you wrote the review last July. They’ve been releasing stand-alone singles for much longer though which may give the illusion of it being earlier.
    28 May at 21:53 ·

    Donald Campbell
    cool stuff, kind of reminds me of the apples in stereo
    29 May at 09:38 ·

    JUNE 7, 2010 3:32 PM
    Jerry said…
    (from Facebook)

    Susi O’Neill likes this.

    Susi O’Neill
    the best band to come out of the other side of Britpop! thanks for review
    29 May at 19:49 ·

    Jimmy Cairney
    I saw them play here in Brighton last weekend…they were brilliant. I’ve always loved them since the first reviews and singles but I had never seen them live….I was surprised at how great they were live…it’s funny that you use the word “groove” in that wee review because live they really did have a groove….I badgered them to let me play dhol with them, but sadly I don’t think it will happen!
    29 May at 22:34 ·

    JUNE 7, 2010 3:32 PM

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