Sounding rather like a dippy, modern-day version of Grease soundtrack favourite ‘Teen Angel’, it appears that a rather tumultuous few years for * Mystery Jets* has lead to a contemplative mood. It suits them well: woozy and delirious. What suits the listening public equally as well, of course, is that ‘Flakes_’ is free; part of a nice festive activity list that’s seen them also heading round the UK sleighing the crowds (arf) at some intimate venues.
Remember though: just because it’s free, doesn’t mean it’s not good. Haven’t Radiohead taught you anything?
The only matter to resolve is that of content. It’s not clear what the_ ‘Flakes.’_ discussed within actually are. The obvious hope would be snowflakes, for the seasonal joy. The worry is that it might actually be a lament over the damaging effects of dandruff. We hope not.
Download 'Flakes' here
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