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…the looping effect on “Fire Ant” … Wilkinson sounds like he’s been doing this for decades with the ability in which he maneuvers the vocal “ohs,” the terrific snares and the inspired melodies.
Read more on Delusions of Adequacy

Download: Bibio – Fire Ant (Track) – MP3
Buy: Bibio – Ambivalence Avenue (Album)

The opening trio of ‘The Fun Powder Plot’, ‘Hooting & Howling’ and ‘All The King’s Men’ is one of the best you’ll hear all year, comprising a number of genuine mouth-open, fuck-me-this-is-good moments.
Read more on Drowned in Sound

Download: Wild Beasts – All The King’s Men (Track) – MP3
Buy: Wild Beats – Two Dancers (Album)


Like a ‘Stand By Me’ for 2009. There’s ample opportunity for finger-snapping and toe-tapping plus reverby vocals and gritty effects that build to a spit-on-the-microphone type crescendo.

Download: Family Portrait – Mega Secrets (Track) – MP3