a brilliantly energetic & vivid new record from the legendary art rockers - a set of miniature rock operas & theatrical pieces that make us welcome this band back with open arms.
This is the 23rd full-length studio release for the Los Angeles rock duo of Ron & Russell Mael & the first new material in eight years (not including their 2015 collaborative album with Franz Ferdinand under the name 'FFS'). At a time when everyone is making serious, analytic, highly politicised records of our time, Sparks have the courage to stay true to their glam selves & bring us some much needed escapism. If Sparks have never been on your radar but you're a fan of Franz Ferdinand, Field Music or Dutch Uncles, check them out. "exactly what you’d expect & more besides" 5/5 - record collector, "never anything less than wildly entertaining" 4/5 - mojo, "The Maels' spectrum of tried-and-true is wide & rich enough to provide no end of delights" 4/5 - uncut, "an admirable commitment to silliness" 4/5 - the line of best fit.
- Probably Nothing
- Missionary Position
- Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)
- Scandinavian Design
- Giddy Giddy
- What the Hell Is It This Time?
- I Wish You Were Fun
- So Tell Me Mrs. Lincoln Aside From That How Was the Play?
- When You're a French Director
- Amazing Mr. Repeat
- A Little Bit Like Fun
- Life With the Macbeths