returning with their 5th studio album, the indie poppers advance their ascent to cult status, continuing to grow up without growing old.
while the young campesinos! were happy to go dancing in public fountains, ‘no blues’ begins with an invocation of the flooding of capel celyn, & ends with a swan dive into a river. there is bounce & bite aplenty, like the ferocious & danceable ‘avocado, baby’ or ‘what death leaves behind’, while the sweeping ballad ‘the time before the last time’ has a cinematic appeal that soars behind gareth's earthbound vocals. "lc! have never sounded so muscular or crafted melodies as instantly memorable" 8/10 - pitchfork "a band that is measured & confident...no blues sees los campesinos! continue to file their sound down to its purest form" 4/5 - consequence of sound.
- For Flotsam
- What Death Leaves Behind
- A Portrait Of The Trequartista As A Young Man
- Cemetery Gaits
- Glue Me
- As Lucerne / The Low
- Avocado, Baby
- Let It Spill
- The Time Before The Last Time
- Selling Rope (Swan Dive To Estuary)