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Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – The Brutalist Bricks (2010)

April 3, 2010

Tell the bartender, I think I’m falling in love

I’ve been digesting this album for a few weeks now, and I’ve come to the conclusion that Ted Leo and the Pharmacists have again refused to disappoint me. The Brutalist Bricks, their fifth album as a band and debut release on Matador is more of the upbeat, infectiously rhythmic folk/rock/punk which Leo and co. have been feeding us for the past ten years. It’s got the powerful melodies and slight country twang to it that makes everyone love Ted Leo; for those who thought the band might be on a downhill slide into this decade, clearly you’ve underestimated them, because this album stands proudly alongside beasts like Tyranny of Distance and Shake the Sheets. You know what you’re getting into with this album; don’t sleep on it.

  1. The Mighty Sparrow
  2. Mourning in America*
  3. Ativan Eyes*
  4. Even Heroes Have to Die
  5. The Stick
  6. Bottled in Cork*
  7. Woke Up Near Chelsea*
  8. One Polaroid a Day*
  9. Where Was My Brain?
  10. Bartolomeo and the Buzzing of Bees
  11. Tuberculoids Arrive in Hop
  12. Gimme the Wire*
  13. Last Days


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