Album: Starky, 2006
Justification: And we’re back.
I didn’t love this album when I first heard it, but that was mainly because I’d loved their first one so damn much and couldn’t work out what the hell had happened. On their 2003 album Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre the Sydney three-piece sounded like heirs apparent to the Jam with concise nuggets of gloriously melodic pop, but the enture band disintegrated around singer/songwriter Beau Cassidy between writing quirky energetic singles like ‘Rock’n'Roll is the Devil’s Music’ and this heartbreaking piece of near-shoegaze, making this song a huge and at the time somewhat unpleasant surprise.
These days it’s a favourite, though, and has soundtracked some serious heartbreak along the way. For that reason I tend not to listen to it unless I need to – and when I need it, I need it like nothing else on Earth.
SONG YOU SHOULD HAVE REDISCOVERED THIS TIME IN 2010:The Wannadies were completely contradicting the vibe of this tune with the jubilant ‘You and Me Song’.
SONG YOU SHOULD HAVE REDISCOVERED THIS TIME IN 2011: Weekend, so let’s go with the May 13 entry: the Boo Radleys’ mighty ‘Lazarus’.
AND HERE’S THE LAST FIVE…