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4 out of 10
A pair of mental confessionals, one about drink, the other about food. Das Brut appear to be abandoning their 'Art Wave' conceptualising in favour of setting the writings of Adrian Mole to the music of Post-Punk for Dummies. Or maybe that's the point - it's really deep, so it has to, you know, seem really shallow? Like, the most banal music is closest to the human heart? Like that bloke said, you know? The really clever one?
No. Maybe Black Francis will bring more weight to bear on his production of the forthcoming album, Art Brut vs. Satan - worth doing for the title alone, I would say. However, on the strength of this single, to paraphrase another great man - 'it's good, but it's not right'.
1. Alcoholics Unanimous
2. Just Desserts