I have to admit that although I really, really liked Alas I cannot Swim, I just for the life of me could not get into I Speak Because I Can, despite the fact that everyone else thought it was the dog’s bollocks. Maybe it was in spite of everyone else loving it and I’m just a contrary bastard, but I just felt like it was a whole bunch too precious. Still, I’m not one to force my opinion on anyone, especially when I’m clearly right.
Anyway, A Creature I Don’t Know seems quite the return to form (of things Skye likes), at least on first listen. Quoth me: “hurrah!”
Also: the graun also has streams of all of the Mercury Prize nominations, which you can listen to here. Fingers crossed for Fife’s finest, the Kingiest of Kings, King Creosote!