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Thursday, 5 January 2012
Los Campesinos! - Hello Sadness 
Since it was my album of the year, I figured I may as well post it. Following on from 2010's "Romance is Boring", Cardiff-based indie-poppers Los Campesinos! have put out a slower, darker, and ultimately more mature fourth album. Apparently ten songs about breaking up or loss of love or something (so a bit like Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours", only more pretentious), not that I'd know as the lyrics are as bullshitty as ever. Still though, the songs on the album work whether or not the lyrics make sense, as it's all about tone and emotion here. A trend beginning with "Romance is Boring" was to shy away from the relentless upbeat energy of their earlier work, "Hello Sadness" is a further natural progression of that. Not that there are no upbeat songs, they've just manifested themselves in a less 'twee' way ("Songs About Your Girlfriend" is probably the fastest track on the album, and it's also one of my favorites).
Anyway, as I said before, "Hello Sadness" was my album of 2011 and you'd do right to give it a listen.