Abel Tesfaye's dark, twisted album is at odds with the glossy pop world he's been thrust into
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Don't Think You're The First (DELTASONIC)
On which the whole of their debut album is melted down and recast into a handy four minute beginner's guide to Coral's world. Flutes, cossack stomping, Hawaiian guitar, submariney echo noises, shimmering cymbals and possibly the odd kitchen sink or two all combine in what has been scientifically proven by Merseyologists to be the Scousest record of all time. This approach has resulted in a winningly eerie piece of school orchestra psych - something helped by the presence of a melodica solo, an instrument that only looks cool when played by septuaganarian dub musicians or primary school bands. Still, Coral don't care. They know that one day the Joe Meek fans will inherit the earth. Tremendous.
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Oxford's finest flit between gnarly rock and frustrating slickness on an often-brilliant fourth album