got my dirty little fingers on the latest Lost Campesinos! album. And yes, I'm that douchey that I need to include the "!".
At this point it would probably be safe to say the following
- i would love to see los campys in concert. the unbridled enthusiasm that i've heard / read / see photographic proof of is probably their best quality. their albums (the three i have listened to) provide insight into what I can only imagine is a ridiculously raucous time. i mean shit, if their albums get you lit up with energy then the live show has to be quite the experience.
- i think their live show is pretty much all i have left in hopes for this band. when i heard their first album i became enthralled and engaged by the aforementioned ability to transpose vibrant forces via a studio recorded album. the energy of a live show, but in a sterile electronic format....
the two albums that followed ... yes the energy was there ... but the songs lost their edge a bit. the brooding wasn't quite as broody. and the keyboard synth tricks were played. and at this point i can pick out a los campesinos song from a mile away as they have not done much to stretch the listener's interest arc since their initial foray.
that said ... i honestly would not recommend this for a first time listener. i'd give you the old shit, and if you lost your balls listening to it then obvs you can get your fix on the new album. otherwise it's pretty meh.
yeah, i give it a "meh"
how about this for a proper los campesinos track title:
" ... don't hate me los c's, i still love you wacky brit son's of bastards aka this is how you spell meh meh meh i've heard this tune before but i still think you're sexy"
see if you listened to los campesinos that would be really funny to you .. or not .. but it is to me.