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The Week Never Starts Round Here

Arab Strap - The Week Never Starts Round Here
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Based on 2 reviews
User Score
Based on 17 ratings
Liked by 1 person
November 25, 1996 / Release Date
LP / Format
Chemikal Underground / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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Doofy
71
The wet behind the ears debut album has a bucketload of naive charm and rough around the edges songwriting appeal - you can definitely hear how this album was a great audition for Aidan Moffat's star turn on 'R U Still In 2 It' from Mogwai's exceedingly popular 'Young Team'.

In fact Mogwai is an apt comparison for this release in general as it sounds a little like that band locked into their 'mellow mode'. There's also something of the 'Spiderland's about this music and you could imagine in a ... read more
QueenOfDenmark
49
This is one of the most depressing records I’ve ever listened to. It also evoked the strangest reaction from me - I don’t think it’s any good really, but I admire its bleak depravity so much that, score aside, it’s a record I’d have to confess to genuinely ‘liking.’

*****

Coming Down ~ ★★☆☆☆
The Clearing ~ ★★☆☆☆
Driving ~ ★★☆☆☆
Gourmet ~ ★★☆☆☆
I Work in a Saloon ~ ★★★☆☆
Wasting ~ ... read more
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