Graham Coxon – A+E
Track to download: City Hall
With the Blur reunion once again a temporary affair, we need Coxon now more than ever. Good news: A+E is his best album since Happiness In Magazines. Advice starts things off with a messy punk-rock ditty before we move onto the dark motorik beat of City Hall, and the synth-pop that dominates a bunch of the later songs.
Coxon plays most of the instruments, and his attention to sound and texture is superb. Lyrical substance is standard Coxon fare, i.e. don’t expect much and you’ll be happy enough. No standout singles, but otherwise a top album.