Review by Pieter Hofman
Nobody Loves an Albatross harkens back to the better bits of '60s & '70s rock, while still sounding thoroughly modern and original. McLaughlin has a warm, understated voice not far removed from Steve Kilbey. With a nod to the Beatles, R.E.M. and the Church, the trio is equally adept constructing jangly pop songs ("It Pisses Me Off") and ballads that spiral towards a darker side of the rainbow. The somber "Broken Shell" showcases Sereda's gorgeously haunting cello over McLaughlin's bleak picture of alienation.
The Simples may be wrong that nobody loves an albatross; this is one bird people may grow to love.
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