Wednesday, 16 December 2009

20 Best Albums of the Decade: #13

13. The Clientele, Strange Geometry (2005)

A love letter to the Clientele’s native London as much as it was to a physical relationship, Strange Geometry displayed one of Britain’s most heralded indie bands at its best. Alistair MacLeod’s wistful falsetto helped imbue songs like “Since K Got Over Me” and “Geometry of Lawns” with a sense of nocturnal regret. As well, the half-spoken, half-sung “Losing Haringey” and poppy lead single “(I Can’t Seem To) Make You Mine” expanded the Clientele’s musical palette, challenging the boundaries of the indie genre in the process. Excellent music to listen to in the late hours of the day.

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