Album Review: The New Pornographers - 'Together' (Matador)

All jangling pop melody and delicious boy-girl harmonies

Album Review: The New Pornographers - 'Together' (Matador)

7 / 10 The New Pornographers have historically come off second best in Canada’s entirely fictional Battle Of The Supergroups, with Broken Social Scene the blushing bride to their green-eyed ‘maid. Here, though, they stake a firm claim for parity with arguably their most consistent set yet – and, with guest appearances from Zach ‘Beirut’ Condon, Annie ‘St Vincent’ Clark and Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, also their most star-studded. Lead single ‘Crash Years’ is classic New Pornos; all jangling pop melody and delicious boy-girl harmonies, while ‘Silver Jenny Dollar’ harbours one of Dan Bejar’s finest hooks yet.

Rob Webb

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