Sunday, March 15, 2009

Prefab Sprout

I'm a sucker for fantastic lyrics in my music, and Paddy McAloon and Prefab Sprout feed that brilliantly, particularly (for me) their later albums. I'm very, very fond of Jordan: The Comeback, not least because my husband and I listened to it pretty much incessantly (along with Cocteau Twins' Heaven Or Las Vegas) when we first started dating.

The reason I love Jordan, though, is that it's a type of concept album, and the themes of mercy, searching, forgiveness, and redemption are strong. The melodies are gorgeous and Paddy's storytelling is outstanding. Check them out, please, if you haven't before.

Here's a number of Prefab Sprout videos (about seven pages' worth).

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