Enemies Like This

Any CD that starts with the declaration ”I was a prisoner in a factory!” and concludes with a song about Hurricane Katrina is never going to be voted Happy-Go-Lucky Summer Album of the Year. But there is a definite funky joyousness to be found in Enemies Like This, this latest collection from the post-punk-loving Radio 4. Particularly fine are the Talking Heads-influenced ”Packing Things Up on the Scene” and ”Ascension Street,” which we’d happily wager is the first reggae song ever written about gentrification in Brooklyn.

Enemies Like This
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