Various - Kitsune Maison 11: the Indie Dance Issue
You imagine that the only real benefit of putting out a compilation album these days is that someone might actually play it, rather than just sticking a list of acts on a website and hoping for the best. Kitsune Maison are still plugging away with the format and, true to form, there are smidgens of OK and the rest is just soul-sapping. Being the 'indie dance' issue, there should be a few more guitars than normal, although the lead track (from an act so new they don't even have a name yet - there's some kind of Franz Ferdinand connection) is abandoned warehouse electro pop of the cheap Korg variety. Housse De Racket appear to think there's some currency in choppy guitars-meets-80s-OMD. Perhaps there is. (But I doubt it.) Is Tropical's 'The Greeks' starts off pleasingly weird but doesn't bang hard enough. Vicar. Little else stands out and, frankly, it's difficult to get even remotely interested when you're confronted by a list of acts with names like The Touch, Guards, Fiction and Exotica. What is this, the fucking British Legion cabaret night? Next it'll be "Dance to Katie - plus bingo". C'mon kids, you ain't even trying.