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I was talking to Beth about the soulsavers album the other day, we both agreed that we hadn't given it enough time. Well it's been on repeat most of the weekend and although far from perfect (it has a few tracks that sound too much like the Sopranos theme and there's not enough pedal steel), it contains some absolutely great songs - uplifting, joyous even but always tinged with regret. When I first heard Revival I realised it was the best songs I'd heard all year, sounding like REM's sublime Country Feedback (that's those Em, G, D, C cowboy chords, no we won't be tabbing any songs) with Mark Lanegan singing a Spiritualized tune.
Listen: soulsavers - revival
Listen: soulsavers - spiritual