Tim Burgess – Typical Music

Pivoting between new ideas and his indie heritage...

Launching his solo career in earnest a decade ago, Tim Burgess continues to live up to expectations of those who have been with him since the Britpop era. Two years on from previous project ‘The New Sky’, The Charlatans frontman returns with 22-track double ‘Typical Music’.

Arriving with an instant feel-good riff wrapped in empirical electronic soundbites, album opener ‘Here Comes the Weekend’ sets the tone for what’s come. ‘Kinetic Connection’ hears melancholic piano compliment a collection of digital hums, while ‘A Bloody Nose’ is an upbeat ode to his indie-pop roots, yet still locates a new era of Tim Burgess. He seems to explore his craft, experimenting with electronic instruments throughout each track, yet stays close to home.

8/10

Words: Isabella Miller

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