Friday, December 25, 2009
Albums Of The Decade: 12 - The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike! (2004)
The feel-good album of the decade, Thunder, Lightning, Strike boldly pitched up in the midst of the still-strong new-rock-revolution with an electric mixture of cheerleader chants, action-show-theme homages, old-school hip-hop/funk influences, infectious horns and irresistible hooks. All-conquering dancefloor-slayers like 'Ladyflash', 'Bottle Rocket' and 'Huddle Formation' add up to pure sonic bliss, while the riding-off-into-the-sunset finale of 'Everyone's a V.I.P. to Someone' provides the perfect closer. Five years on, this remains an utterly joyous record.