Thursday, September 1

Album Of Last Month

Beirut 'The Rip Tide' (Pompeii Records)

The last time Beirut set foot in the limelight, it almost felt like Zach Condon's curious solo venture encountered the odd indie folk hit by chance. But now, after taking in third album 'The Rip Tide', it's incontestable this man and his trumpet knew entirely what they were doing in fashioning good-old nuggety indie-jazz-folk-pop (if you wlll). 'Santa Fe' is probably the only track on here a tad misguided in its accordion-fused peppiness. But that's only a tad. Everything else is stupendous. Rest of world music, over to you...

Best Track
'The Rip Tide'