Album Review: Marble Valley – ‘Breakthrough’

Score

Nothing here exactly sucks, but everything trundles along at such a narcotic pace

Patched together on [a]Pavement[/a]’s recent reunion tour by their drummer Steve West, this latest outing from his solo project is unlikely to generate quite as many column inches. While it’s not entirely free of a certain ramshackle charm, West’s resolutely deadpan vocal and wry delivery put this closer in spirit to slacker kings [a]The Dandy Warhols[/a] than anything that [a]Team Malkmus[/a] would put their name to. Nothing here exactly sucks, but everything trundles along at such a narcotic pace that it’s tough to make it all the way through without half-wishing that some sort of catastrophic natural disaster would happen outside the window just to perk things up a bit.
[i]Tom Edwards[/i]

Details

Record label: Sea
Release date: 17 Oct, 2011