‘Urban Turban – The Singhles Club’ (Ample Play)
After twenty years of making records by plucking genres haphazardly from a rampant tombola, Cornershop were hardly about to go all orthodox on us, but this is wilful even for them. Bookending proceedings with some Gorkysoid whimsical good cheer (‘What Did The Hippie Have In His Bag?’. Cheeky!) and a preposterously sunshiney squelchathon (‘First Wog On The Moon’) is a fine idea, mind you, the Francophile mutant disco of ‘Non-Stop Radio’ is finer still, and the baggy-cum-industrial ‘Milkin’ It’ is a fabulous inclusion to this year’s list-your-heros canon (see also Kindness, The 2 Bears). Inconsistency’s a little too much the watchword, but there are none more Something For Everyone.
By Iain Moffat