Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House
- Words: Rachel Shimp
- Label: Savoy Jazz
Eclipsing the blandness of their last two studio albums, Saint Etienne‘s seventh is a dazzling return to the idyllic ‘60s pop melodies of So Tough ("Sun in My Morning") and the infectious disco of Tiger Bay ("A Good Thing"). They spin the mundane-shopping, arguing with a lover-into daydreamed moments, as when singer Sarah Cracknell stares down the culture of news-generated fear in the exquisite "Side Streets." "Stars Above Us" finds her dancing on rooftops to the most memorable hook since Stardust‘s "Music Sounds Better With You"-proof that they‘ve not lost their masterful ability to convey the excitement of youth, decadence, and your first time... on the dancefloor.
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