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Pigeon Detectives Makes Emergencies Pure Elementary, Watson

Posted by Scotio on April 25, 2008

Released almost exactly a year later, England’s own The Pigeon Detectives offer up their sophomore LP, Emergency. With just as much Indie Alt Brit sound as they delivered the first time around, they plan to stay in the ears of those who have the attention span of a flea on acid. “I’m A Liar” is anthem all it’s own. With a toe-tapping rhythm and an onomatopoeia chanting chorus, you’re caught up inside of the song before you even realize that your body’s moving. Though it’s the album opener “This Is An Emergency” that properly snatches your attention. Being exactly what an album starter needs to be, the band is well versed in the ways of album track formation. There are some downtimes, though. That’s primarily due to the band playing too hard into the Brit-Pop field. Granted, there’s nothing wrong with that, but it does start whittling away anyone who might be already bored in that type of sound. But, again, it completely appeals to those fans of indie films like “Trainspotting.” The immense praise that has been bestowed upon the band is up for contest, but with tracks like “Making Up Numbers” & “Everybody Wants Me” under their belt, it’s hard to contest it for so long. No, they aren’t Bloc Party, but they do serve up a good lighterhearted flip-side to the same spectrum. All in all, a year later, and the band marches on wearing all their new badges in pride . . . and offering some pretty nifty music to assist your stride.




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