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Tales from Turnpike House

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Following a general easing back into working with more overt electronic sounds on Finisterre, Saint Etienne fully embraced a new kaleidoscopic fusion of pop approaches past and present on 2005’s Tales From Turnpike House, a concept album of sorts imagining the lives of characters living in a suburban London location. Combining their ear for peppy dance approaches and a feeling of suffused melancholy and slightly lost dreams, the band further demonstrate their range with guests ranging from the then-white-hot Xenomania production team to 70s rocker David Essex.

Ned Raggett

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