Peter Bjorn And John: Living Thing (Almost Gold)

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From the hippy ‘Nothing to Worry About’ to the melancholy ‘Last Night,’ the trio goes back to basics, creating and trimming beats. Simple says it all.

But while Living Thing has got similar basslines and vocals to 2006’s Writer’s Block, you’re not going to find any ‘Young Folks’ here. Without any memorable hooks, this is a whistle and forget affair. The album functions best on headphones, as the vocals get a tad too pitchy after awhile. On the bright side, cheeky lyrics do however fill the tracks. The rest of it will remind you of some mid ’80s experiment with weird African/Tribal music.