Folklore – The Vet

It has been a godawful year for decent albums so when a good one comes along you have to shout it from the rooftops. Right, can’t believe the lax security in these tall buildings around Dublin, here goes, FOLKLORE’S ‘The Ghost Of H.W. Beaverman’ IS ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. I’ll go so far as to say this may actually be my album of the year, and all this from a concept album based around the life of a fictional character. Folklore is Jimmy Hughes’ (Elf Power) side project and he put the album together with a long list of collaborators. Many of the songs have a different vocalist which when combined with the gloriously rambling instrumentation provides for a breathless listen. And strangely in a world full of aimless shuffling it works best when this group of songs are played as a whole. It almost seems cruel to oust one of them from the comfort of the collection but ‘The Vet’ is one that is capable of standing proudly on its own. This is indie pop in the grand old tradition with twee vocals, jangling chords and a heart so ripe with activity it could power a small hamlet. Music like this makes me very happy. KD

Folklore – The Vet

More Info: Official & Myspace
Download It For Free: Here
Then Buy It For Money: There
And Finally Buy It Again: Folklore
Year: 2007

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