The Last Great Wilderness – Geographic

The Pastels always seem to find their wheelbarrow positively overflowing with acclaim, though some of us have struggled for over a decade to remember what they actually sound like. Here they wibble along, inoffensively enough, through a 25-minute accompaniment to the recent Brit road movie directed by David Mackenzie. It climaxes, if that's not too bold a word (it is), with a Jarvis Cocker collaboration, "I Picked A Flower", a parody of a pop hit which demonstrates that Cocker used up all his parody power a while ago.

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The Pastels always seem to find their wheelbarrow positively overflowing with acclaim, though some of us have struggled for over a decade to remember what they actually sound like. Here they wibble along, inoffensively enough, through a 25-minute accompaniment to the recent Brit road movie directed by David Mackenzie. It climaxes, if that’s not too bold a word (it is), with a Jarvis Cocker collaboration, “I Picked A Flower”, a parody of a pop hit which demonstrates that Cocker used up all his parody power a while ago. A limp cover of Sly Stone’s “Everybody Is A Star” is physically embarrassing. For diehards only.

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