The Pains of Being Pure at Heart cover

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart


The Pains of Being Pure At Heart’s self-titled debut in 2009 couldn’t be any more of a tribute to the late 80s UK indie scene following the impact of the Jesus and Mary Chain and the reinvention of My Bloody Valentine – and that is precisely why it works, as the opening feedback and fuzzy chime of the album starter “Contender” demonstrates. At ten songs in a little over half an hour it’s an engaging quick sonic blast of a listen, simultaneously huge and engagingly intimate, and the rollicking kick of songs like “Come Saturday” and “Stay Alive” are delights.

Ned Raggett

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