The Last Romance

Arab Strap - The Last Romance
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2005 Ratings: #173 / 463
User Score
Based on 16 ratings
October 17, 2005 / Release Date
LP / Format
Chemikal Underground / Label
Arab Strap, Paul Savage, Geoff Allan / Producer
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Swan song album 'The Last Romance' is the band's glossiest release and if you'd been wondering 'what if Arab Strap had tried to be a more conventional indie rock group?' then this one goes some way to answer you.

The approach actually suits them quite well but also you can see why it ended up their last album. This is perhaps emphasised more by the stripped down tracks like 'Big Brother' being the standouts.

It was almost like the expectations of the band setup were more limiting than ... read more
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Track List

  1. Stink
  2. (If There's) No Hope for Us
  3. Chat in Amsterdam, Winter 2003
  4. Don't Ask Me to Dance
  5. Confessions of a Big Brother
  6. Come Round and Love Me
  7. Speed-Date
  8. Dream Sequence
  9. Fine Tuning
  10. There Is No Ending
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Added on: June 6, 2013