Idlewild : American English
This week's Single Of The Week has a 'chorus so monumental it makes K2 look like a pimple on a midge's cock'...
'American English' nabs the canyon-quivering riff from U2's 'Where The Streets Have No Name', slaps on a chorus so monumental it makes K2 look like a pimple on a midge's cock, stirs in a lyrical slagging of all tedious me-me-me singer-songwhiners (naming no names, coughsailor) and stumbles bleary-eyed on the recipe for Single Of The Year. Your correspondent personally has a tenner on this record making Number One. Should make up for getting Costa Rica in that fucking sweepstake.
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