The Ladybug – Transistor

Classy return to form following 2001's disappointing Argyle Heir

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Five albums in, TLT hit paydirt. Swapping their traditional Brooklyn studio for Craig (Calexico) Schumacher’s Tucson one, Gary Olson’s low-slung croon?a latterday Edwyn Collins?rolls across their most adventurous pop-baroque melodies yet. With Lambchop contributors Paul Niehaus (steel) and Dennis Cronin (trumpet) plumping up the pillowy layers of strings, Staxy horns and chugging organs, it’s like Belle & Sebastian slopping sorbet with early Jonathan Richman. Cherry on top is Sasha Bell’s delicious turn on “The Places You’ll Call Home”.


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