Monday, February 4, 2008

Cosmic Rough Riders - Enjoy The Melodic Sunshine

Cosmic Rough Riders - Enjoy The Melodic Sunshine

The spectacle of young men from Glasgow bashing out albums of sunny, impeccably harmonised guitar pop in deep hock to The Byrds and Big Star is hardly a new one. Indeed, since Teenage Fanclub broke cover with "Everything Flows" back in 1990, spawning legions of imitators, it has often seemed that nobody male under the age of 30 is doing anything except idly strumming rewrites of "September Gurls" to themselves on their second-hand Rickenbackers. Cosmic Rough Riders are certainly heirs to this lineage, but they have created a truly exceptional debut album with Enjoy The Melodic Sunshine, marked out from the herd not just by its unfailingly gorgeous melodies, but by the incorporation of an English folk sensibility evocative of Fairport Convention or The Strawbs. This pastoral tendency is illustrated by "Brothers Gather Round" and "Glastonbury Revisited"; their credentials as masters of the guitar pop form are emphasised by "Melanie" and "The Pain Inside". Altogether marvellous.

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