Universal Audio Although at first it seems the Scot-pop pioneers have traded their lush campfire symphonies for a generic indie groove befitting a Dawson's Creek mixtape, halfway… Universal Audio Although at first it seems the Scot-pop pioneers have traded their lush campfire symphonies for a generic indie groove befitting a Dawson's Creek mixtape, halfway… 2004-09-28 The Delgados
Music Review

Universal Audio (2004)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Sep 28, 2004; Lead Performance: The Delgados

Although at first it seems the Scot-pop pioneers have traded their lush campfire symphonies for a generic indie groove befitting a Dawson's Creek mixtape, halfway through, the harmonious majesty of previous records like The Great Eastern returns on Universal Audio. ''Bits of Bone'' dissolves a frenetic cadence of snare into a dreamy staccato strum that'd make Jonny Greenwood proud, while ''Now & Forever'' closes with a sprawling urgency. In other words, skip to track 7, then hit play.

Originally posted Oct 01, 2004 Published in issue #786 Oct 01, 2004 Order article reprints
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