Believe The Hype
I may not get to buy as many cds as I used to but I can safely say that album of the summer is, without doubt, The Magic Numbers amazing debut album. I love it. Bittersweet pop songs with Byrdsian/Beach boys harmonies, janglie guitars and even handclaps, it's everything that American indie pop/rock should be (except they're from the UK!). And any band that plays one of these is way cool in my book. Ok, they're shamelessly retro, but who isn't these days. Don't mention their size though as they're a bit touchy in that department.