Album Of The Week: Arab Strap – As Days Get Dark

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Our pick of the albums reviewed on these pages during the past seven days comes from Arab Strap after the recent release of the duo’s As Days Get Dark record – here’s your chance to revisit the review and check out the album via Spotify.

“If opening up your records with some good old fashioned swears is what you’re after, then Arab Strap have form, 1998’s Philophobia beginning with the immortal line, ‘It was the biggest cock you’d ever seen’.”

“But there’s something oddly plangent about the kick-off to The Turning Of Our Bones – the Scottish duo’s first side 1, track 1 in sixteen years – one which jumps in headfirst with singer Aidan Moffat confessing, ‘I don’t give a fuck about the past’.”

“Certain parts of his and partner Malcolm Middleton’s story are familiar through the history of other reconciled acts; that there was never any thought of a reformation until working together after over a decade of self-imposed drift; that they were unprepared to make artistic compromises, and that, as the line of that previously mentioned track goes, any new work had to be well distanced from what had gone before.”

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