Please And Thank You

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  • Summary: This is the first album on Cooking Vinyl for the British indie rock band.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Though the stylistic lucidity of Please and Thank You will sound like monotony to some, what I tend to hear is a consistently strong batch of songs with a casual sort of thematic unity to them.
  2. Mojo
    Graceful and witty with 'Old Wounds' and mordant and terse in the spiky 'St. Albans,' while the sublime 'Mimi' reveals a storyteller's eye for nuance and character. [May 2009, p.102]
  3. Uncut
    The BFB have constructed thier new LP around the theme of "being nice to people," although their lyrics drip with irony and thier musical tone is gruff. [May 2009, p.79]
  4. they'll probably stay under the radar, but this seventh album is required listening for anyone with a penchant for observational lyrics sung in an impossibly world-weary voice.
  5. It would be nice to see The Broken Family Band attempting something other than the boringly retrograde rock on display in Please And Thank You.
  6. No matter what instruments are used, their weedy, aggro-pop retains the impression that it’s the chosen soundtrack for lifeless 35-year-olds stuck uncomfortably in suburbia.