British pop band
Los Campesinos are at least jovial (only the Go Team got close).
The EP Sticking Fingers Into Sockets (2007),
the single The International Tweexcore Underground (2007)
and the album Hold On Now Youngster (Arts & Crafts, 2008)
boasted non-stop fun with a punkish verve
(Death to Los Campesinos, and the hit You Me Dancing), something more akin to
punk-pop bands such as the Fastbacks
than to the moronic Brit-pop bands of the 1990s.
Songs such as Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats and 2007
live on little more than juvenile frenzy.
Others are so insistently hyper-kinetic that they border on the clownish
(with intriguing results in at least one case, And We Exhale).
This Is How You Spell Ha Ha Ha even resurrected the futuristic punk-pop
of early Ultravox.
As usual with Brit-pop albums,
the amount of filler is discouraging, though.
A few months later they returned with the ten-song mini-album
We are Beautiful, We Are Doomed (2008), as derivative as the debut,
but also as effervescent and perhaps with less filler.
Romance Is Boring (2010) is impeccably produced and arranged, but
unfortunately lacks good sonds. The
catchy power-pop singles There Are Listed Buildings and Romance Is Boring are not really that catchy, and the various
We've Got Your Back and In Media Res don't add much to their canon.
Hello Sadness (2011) is another album that should have been an EP, and
maybe even just a single with By Your Hand and
Songs About Your Girlfriend.
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