first thoughts : "X-Marks Destination"

The long-awaited [by me, anyways] debut from The Whip finally landed on my doorstep today.

Going in, I was a bit nervous that I'd be disappointed - which, in retrospect, is a bit silly. I love all four [!!!] singles it houses [one of which, 'Divebomb', was my favorite track of 2007] and was lovingly familiar with two more of the tracks, leaving only 4 out of 10 unknowns. Still, there was a fear of hyping it up in my mind too much for it to possibly live up to my expectations.

Well, it does and then some, so there you go. It actually might be my favorite album of the year so far. [Sorry Elbow.] Off for listen #2.


Joseph said...

better than the Elbow record? Oooh, that's a tough one.

jcf said...

Yeah, I dunno. If I had to choose right now I'd probably have to go with The Whip, but it's a tough one. They're both amazing records.