The Stills

Our rating:

Helicopters

Due to a CIA plot to undermine UK youth culture by discrediting the Tracks page forever (or possibly because the PR sent us the wrong record), we mistakenly reviewed this track some months ago when we should have been reviewing the single ‘Destroyer’. So, after a quick recap on ‘Helicopters’

(“a gloomy, semi-acoustic monolith”, Barry Nicholson, NME), let’s give ‘Destroyer’ its dues instead – a breathtaking, head-spinning stompmeister of a pop tune played on tambourine, trumpet and heavy artillery that’s one of the best songs you’ll hear this year. Download NOW, turn up LOUD.