The Webb Brothers

Follow-up to 2000's much-lauded Maroon from Jimmy's offspring

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Though less hook-stuffed than its wonderful predecessor, the Brothers’ third LP carries the same air of power pop soured by disappointment, like someone’s just topped off their vanilla sundae with a turd. With youngest sibling James finally joining Christiaan and Justin in the studio, their big-hair ambitions are evident on the absurdly catchy “A Funny Ol’ Kind Of Music” and the colossal “Mrs Moriarty” (very ’80s), although the mid-tempo swell of “I’ve Been Waiting” is more representative of the whole. Intriguingly, they head for fresh pastures in the latter half, culminating in the soft orchestral psych of “Bitten By Snakes”.

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