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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?


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