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ballboy – I Worked on the Ships

17 08 2010

Listened: Tuesday August 3

Shockingly, I Worked on the Ships (ballboy’s latest album) is relatively free of the extreme irony and smartassery of their earlier releases (the only awesome lyric I can think of is “You left your notes on lesbian sex on the fishtank in the hall, it took me all afternoon to read them all”). It’s still gorgeous musically, but it’s a bit of a bummer to have less of their trademark snark.

It’s been a while since this came out (2008), so I hope to see a new release soon. A song I have heard bandied about is called I Am an Indie Pirate and I Shall Scuttle Ye. Now that’s more like it!

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