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Grand National
Cherry Tree

quite enjoyed that Grand National album that came out recently in a 10CC sort of way. The new single is 80's party tastic bringing to mind Zoot Woman, Kid Creole (in the chorus) and Modern Romance. Again this pissed me off the 1st time I heard it but on 2nd listen it's making much more sense. It's a disco indie pop ...view item »

Grand National
Animal Sounds

Grand National: 'Animal Sounds' (Sunday Best)More analogue sounding synths to the fore on the intro to this ramble rousing, sentimental sounding electro-pop. Fans of Hot Chip will like the pop aesthetics, some may have heard it all before-throughout the eighties no doubt. I call it retroclash if you get what I mean...Remix on the flip-side ups t...view item »

Grand National
Playing in the Distance

Why is there a new Grand National taken from the album that came out well over a year ago? Anyone? Anyway it is a whole lot better than how I'm about to describe Playing In The Distance. Sting and the Bee Gees singing together. Its a decent tune though and that album was a bit too ignored for me as it was really good in pl...view item »

Grand National
Drink To Moving On

Please. Thankfully there's at least one great song out this week. It's by Grand National and if the song doesn't cheer you up the sleeve will. It's a PICTURE OF A HORSE DRINKING A PINT OF BEER. Incredible. There's a 3 track CD (with video) two on the 7". The lead track 'Drink to Moving On' is a fabulously free  flowing slab o...view item »

Grand National
Kicking The National Habit

Here is my personal CD of the week though whether anyone else likes it...well I don't care really. I like it and that's the main thing. Its by Grand National. We just can't put our finger on what this sounds like. Phil keeps saying 10CC, I've been thinking of mid period Talk Talk but who else? Imagine if Athlete were...view item »