By Lori Carson
A fine cross between Aqualung and Liz Phair, "The Finest Thing" is an intimate and serene album that makes the perfect chill out album for dissertation stress.
Tracks such as "Long Walk" and "Glimmer" would not be out of place on a Sigur Ros or a Stefan Haekon album with melodic overlays and twinkling with high octaves; fans of psychedelic post rock would be at home with this album, with many of the songs running at over seven minutes long.
One of the main criticisms with this album though is that you eventually find yourself losing interest by the sixth song, the music becomes background noise and some of the songs start suffering from Dawson's Creek background music syndrome. But all in all this is a nice little package and one of those albums that you can stick on when the world seems a bit manic.
Leeds Based Party-Noise duo Fontaine