Cornershop & The Double O Groove Of Rock Pop Product Type Compact Disc

Track Title. 1 United Provinces Of India. 2 Topknot. 3 The 911 Curry. 4 Natch. 5 Double Decker Eyelashes. 6 The Biro Pen. 7 Supercomputed. 8 Once There Was A Wintertime. 9 Double Digit. 10 Don’t Shake It. Following up Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast in exceedingly timely fashion — a mere two years compared to the seven that separated that 2009 effort from 2002 s Handcream for a Generation — Cornershop capitalize on their Indian tradition, bringing in Bubbley Kaur for a collection of pop with a Punjabi punch. The vocals and flourishes are strongly Punjabi — songs are often sung in the language, not English as they usually are on a Cornershop LP — but these are essentially trappings for a collection of multicultural dance-pop not too dissimilar from the group s albums since 1997. As on Judy Sucks, this is a blessing and a curse: Cornershop s blends are still rich and flavorful yet they have the whiff of old fashion, still tied heavily to the post-rave years of trip-hop and Brit-pop, trends they fought and embraced in equal measure. Kaur s presence gives The Double-O Groove just enough of a different tone to make a difference — it doesn t feel comfortably recycled as Judy sometimes did — yet it doesn t quite open doors to new avenues either. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi.