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The Boy Least Likely To: The Best Party Ever
Buy! - (Too Young to Die)
This British duo’s debut album is a charming set of lo-fi, acoustic-oriented pop, combining childlike lyrics with a playful sound using a variety of offbeat instrumentation from banjos and recorders to panpipes and glockenspiel. While all that might sound too saccharine and twee, the songs are often considerably darker than they might first appear, contrasting the joys of childhood with the often dreary and occasionally terrifying reality of today’s world. 3/7/2006 - Don Yates