Album review: Teenage Fanclub - 'Shadows' (PEMA)

Always the same. But it's a lovely same.

Less ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’, more ‘if you stick anything other than winningly smiley guitar chords and maybe a bit of organ on this I’ll smash an acoustic over your cranium!’, Teenage Fanclub return with their first album in five years. While the only revolutions here might be the creaky cogs of the Fannies’ 20-year career turning nicely, there’s little denying they’re still worthy of the reverence they effortlessly garner like David Cameron’s roof solar panels quietly absorbing sun rays. In contrast with our wishes for Dave, we hope in another five years they serve up another offering just like it.

Jamie Fullerton

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7 / 10

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