Album review: Junip - Junip

JAMES BELFIELD
Last updated 05:00 25/05/2013
Junip - Junip
Junip - Junip

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JUNIP
Junip
(Shock)

The history of Junip is easily categorised as pre and post the phenomenal advertising-jingle solo success of frontman Jose Gonzalez, whose easy-listening plucked-guitar sound could easily have become the stock in trade of this Swedish three-piece.

But, instead, this follow-up to 2010's Fields is probably more about Tobias Winterkorn's pulsating synth lines which give Gonzalez's vocals more indie-pop edge than his saccharin solo style.

What the band claim as brooding darkness and melodrama, though, could easily be dismissed as music-to-shag-to and, as polished a product as it may be, there's very little to rock anyone's boat - a cradle, maybe, but boat, never.

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