It’s a beautifully sunny, unashamedly melodic tour de force which pitches up somewhere between a fevered Beatles
obsession and a well-loved pile of Go-Betweens records. Just as Teenage
Fanclub possess the rare knack of sweetening their songs without making
them sickly, ESP happily go through the gears every time, throwing out
key changes and layered harmonies like they've got an expiry date.
Lyrically, the themes are well worn; but you have to wonder if this
is part of the conscious aping of those who have inspired them. “The sun
never shined on me until you came around,” may not be a new sentiment,
but played out at the heart of a glistening chorus it can subdue the
most miserly cynic.
Some records make you think, some records redefine whole genres. And some, like ‘IDIOTS’, just make you very happy. 9/10(Gareth James)
Wonderful band and i hope you feelin' fine with this album. Cheers Frank link