I wrote late last year about my appreciation for the band Field Music, a UK group made up of two brothers and whomever else they could rope into playing. Unbeknownst to me at the time, they had a new album in the can and not just a 10-12 song release, but a 20 song double album. Who releases double albums anymore? I guess Field Music does.

Anyway, like I said in my previous post, this is a very full-sounding, rich offering, much like their other albums. I would file Field Music under something called “Chamber Pop,” the same way I speak so lovingly of  bands like Matt Pond PA and King Radio. However, when you have 20 songs to offer to a public that buys less and less full albums and more singles, well, you have a challenge on your hand. So there are departures on this album. They mostly stick to their strengths, but there’s branches here that extend out into things like Pink Floyd (the good version) and even Derek and The Dominoes. There does appear to be a slight classic rock wink going on here, but it works.

As always, I’ll let the files do the talking. Enjoy!

Field Music, “All You’d Ever Need To Say”

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Field Music, “You and I”

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