Correcto

Correcto

by Correcto
     
 

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Yes, Correcto are affiliated with Franz Ferdinand. They share a drummer, Paul Thomson. Less famously, their bass player, Patrick Doyle, was part of the Royal We and is now in Sexy Kids. Really though, the unknown guys are the true stars of Correcto, and they make this debut

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Yes, Correcto are affiliated with Franz Ferdinand. They share a drummer, Paul Thomson. Less famously, their bass player, Patrick Doyle, was part of the Royal We and is now in Sexy Kids. Really though, the unknown guys are the true stars of Correcto, and they make this debut album a rousing success. Danny Saunders writes and sings the songs; he and Richard Wright play the guitars. Let's modify that a bit -- catchy, instantly memorable songs and fiery, Wirey guitars. The sound is tough and lively with nods to the heyday of Scottish post-punk and more than a little debt to Josef K. That's one other thing they share with Franz. The heart of the record is the songs that have the feel of unearthed classics from 1979. "Do It Better" is an amazingly taut and brisk rocker, the kind that will get a club's worth of fans jumping up and down like mad. "Joni" is incredibly catchy, with a chorus you'll need a fair amount of luck to get out of your head. The fact that the stickiest part involves eating fish eyes only makes the hook all the more impressive. "Downs" adds some Flying Nun sound to their post-punk to pleasing effect, calling to mind classic Clean or Chills but given some punch and vigor. These three songs form a breathtaking core, but the rest of the record isn't overshadowed at all. The group has a firm grip on how to structure an album, adding some quieter, stripped-down tracks for breathers. Saunders' lyrical perspective is interesting throughout, giving romance and angst a very personal twist. His voice is idiosyncratic too, filled with spitting anger at times but mostly sounding arch and bitter. It's not off-putting, though; he gives off a "regular guy" vibe that makes his every word ring true. Even when he's singing about those damn fish eyes. This is an impressive debut from Correcto -- not quite equal to the bands their members are drawn from, but give them time.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/05/2008
Label:
Domino
UPC:
0801390019012
catalogNumber:
190
Rank:
235613

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Correcto   Primary Artist
Patrick Doyle   Group Member
Nick McCarthy   Organ,Piano
Patrick Doyle   Group Member
Richard Wright   Guitar,Group Member
Danny Saunders   Piano,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals,farfisa organ
Paul Thomson   Synthesizer,Bass,Drums,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Andy "Maddog" Miller   Engineer
Laurence Aldridge   Engineer
John Gorevan   Picture
Richard Wright   Cover Art
Danny Saunders   Composer,Audio Production
Paul Thomson   Producer,Audio Production

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