Album review: Papercuts

You Can Have What You Want

Album review: Papercuts

5 / 10 Bunkering down with a boxset of The Twilight Zone might not seem an obvious way to craft an album of hazy summer dreams. Jason Quever’s third LP though, conceived just that way, hugs the emotionally mysterious in a swathe of sleepy romance. All crackling shimmer and Mercury Rev syrup, it’s as summery as Hawaiian Tropic, and that’s the problem. ‘You Can…’ is a beautiful, dense album in debt to the ’60s, at times Van Dyke Parks meets Grizzly Bear (‘Once We Walked In The Sunlight’), at others, so français you expect Serge Gainsbourg to appear. But the slow, dusky familiarity and lack of dynamics make for more of a groundhog day than transcendence into any fifth dimension.

Laura Snapes

More on this artist:

Papercuts NME Artist Page

Papercuts MySpace

To rate this track, log in to NME.COM

To read all our reviews first - days before they appear online - check out NME magazine, on sale every Wednesday


Please login to add your comment.

More Videos
More Papercuts
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM