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RECORDS OF THE YEAR: REISSUES




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  • MI0208LPLong Player  £13.00
Label

Memphis Industries

Field Music

Plumb


Vinyl is 180 gsm purple vinyl w/download code.

A new Field Music album is always a delicious proposition – and this, the band's fourth, offers much to sate the appetite. There are innumerable time signatures and gear shifts – a dozen just in the opener, Start the Day Right. However, perseverance brings rich rewards, as the complexities start to make a weird sense and you end up swept along in their ever-changing moods and a musical palette that stretches from the Beatles' Abbey Road-era orchestrations to XTC's jerky pop.

Where 2010's Field Music (Measure) sprawled over 70 minutes, Plumb crams 15 tracks into 35, never losing pop sharpness, whether funky – Is This a Picture? – or angular-anthemic – (I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing. There's an undercurrent of what Pink Floyd once called "quiet desperation … the English way" – to Sorry Again, Mate, or the beautiful, childhood reminiscing Hide and Seek to Heartache, but these are terrific songs worthy of celebration.

Tracklist
  • 1 - Start the day right
    2 - It's okay to change
    3 - Sorry again, mate
    4 - A new town
    5 - Choosing sides
    6 - A prelude to pilgrim street
    7 - Guillotine
    8 - Who'll pay the bills?
    9 - So long then
    10 - Is this the picture?
    11 - From hide and seek to heartache
    12 - How many more times?
    13 - Ce soir
    14 - Just like everyone else
    15 - (I keep thinking about) a new thing

    Field Music Rise Best Of Bonus CD Track List:

    1 - Shorter Shorter
    2 - If Only the Moon Were Up
    3 - Got To Get The Nerve
    4 - Tones of Town
    5 - A House Is Not A Home
    6 - In Context
    7 - Rockist Part 1
    8 - Rockist Part 2
    9 - Scratch The Surface
    10 - Its All Gone Quiet
    11 - Lets Write A Book
    12 - Choosing Numbers
    13 - Them That Do Nothing

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