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The Big Pink - 'Hit The Ground (Superman)'

Their ambition is stronger than their music

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  • Release Date: January 16, 2012
  • Producer: Paul Epworth
  • Label: 4AD
  • Fact: King Krule has remixed this track
In which Robbie and Milo pilfer the weirdest Number Two record ever – Laurie Anderson’s eight-minute ‘O Superman’ – and wind it into something warm and fuzzy about, like, friendship and dreaming and stuff. [a]The Big Pink[/a]’s mission to turn Dalston cynicism into positivity is laudable, but… I dunno, who else hears a band so coldly ambitious they’d blend a bag of kittens if it added a bit of lift to the chorus?

[i]Louis Pattison[/i]

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