Musick’s Top 20 Albums: 12

12. Neon Neon
Stainless Style

For the uninitiated Neon Neon are Gruff Rhys from Super Furry Animals and producer Boom Bip. Stainless Style – their debut and perhaps final album – is a concept album loosely based on the life of John De Lorean, founder of the De Lorean Motor Company (if you’ve seen Back To The Future you’ll know what the cars look like). As with all concept albums it’s best not to get too hung up on the finer details and instead just listen to the music, and luckily Stainless Style allows you to do just that. ‘Raquel’ is a delicious electro lament, all sharp shoulder-pads and bouncing synths, whilst ‘I Lust U’ is robot love with a heart. Featuring Spank Rock, Har Mar Superstar, Yo Majesty, The Magic Numbers and one of The Strokes, it’s an album that shouldn’t work, but is somehow close to perfection.

Key track: ‘I Lust U’

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