Gomez - Whatever’s On Your Mind

Their creative light still flickers on
Gomez - Whatever’s On Your Mind
Thirteen years after their debut ‘Bring It On’ won a Mercury Prize, this, their seventh studio album, finds Gomez on exuberant form. Recorded deep in the Virginian woods, the band explore sonic tangents after 2009’s disappointing ‘A New Tide’, incorporating lavish horns on the Keane-aping title track, and twinkling harmonies and Vampire Weekend afro-beats on the excellent ‘Equalise’. Their commercial star has long since waned, but there is enough here to suggest that Gomez’s creative light still flickers on.

6/10

Words by JOHN FREEMAN

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