I Was a King: “Old Friends”
Ringing in the new year a bit early with this one; I’ve still got a handful of 2010 albums I’m intent on reviewing, including Robyn and Kanye and maybe a couple more, but I’m also starting to get some 2011 stuff in my mailbox. The first one to really grab my attention is Old Friends, the second album (and Sounds Familyre debut) from the Norwegian power poppers I Was a King. This one is a ragged, homspun joy, improving mightily on their already-fine first record, so please do remember it once its January release draws near. My review is here.