Commontime is Field Music’s fifth studio album, they’ve also released a couple of “compilations” and a soundtrack allbum. They are often said to have a heavy “prog rock” influence, and that is definitely here both melodically and rhythmically, but the sphere of influences which make it into their music seems very broad. I heard Brian Eno, Television, and Japan at various times, not in a retro way – it sounds contemporary. And if you can embrace the quirkiness it all hangs together well. There are some really great songs on here, catchy and inventive. I particularly like the two opening tracks, “The Noisy Days are Over” and “Disappointed”.
If you like Radiohead you'll love this album, if you don't then nothing here is likely to change your mind.
Another brilliant slice of quirky, funky, uniquely crafted disco-electro-analogue-indie-inspired pop!
Witty American style indie with an occasional more country sound. Great tunes with lots of subtle detail.