The problem I immediately felt with this eleven track record though, was that although the sound is good and I wasn't throwing up at it, there seemed an absence of originality. Anyone who has listened to music from the eighties, particularly New Order's later discography, won't be blown away by the sound on this album. Even as a revivalist group, there is, I'm afraid to say, bands that do it better, from Beach House to Beach Fossils and Wild Nothing. I was unfortunately underwhelmed by what I heard here.
Having said that, if you enjoy that summery sound, then Craft Spells aren't the worst band to listen to. The production on this album is fantastic, which kept me listening, and the catchy drums and guitar kept my foot tapping.