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THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS

The Age of the Understatement

2008-05-27

This band is a collaboration between Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) and Miles Kane. They shared everything from writing and vocals to swapping guitar and bass-playing duties. When it came time to record, they were lucky to find a producer, James Ford, who also plays drums. This is a nice production with lots of strings, courtesy of the London Metropolitan Orchestra. These string arrangements give the album a sixties movie soundtrack feel, particularly the opening title song. Another song, which has a retro feel, is track 4, "Separate and Ever Deadly". With its surf guitar and organ, it still has a decidedly modern sound. Other highlights, where the orchestra figures prominently are the second track, "Standing Next To Me" and track 7, "My Mistakes Were Made For You". Reviewed by Rebecca Ruth

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