I am too old to get really moved by most pop music at this stage but there is something about this that nearly makes me weep. It feels like someone saying, ‘there, there, cry if you want, here’s a tissue and some beautiful music as a balm’
You could worry that we should be suspicious of The Avalanches' new album. It took them 16 years to make their second album, so four years for their third album seems like indecent haste. Some might be hesitant, worrying that it should have taken longer. But actually it's perfectly effective as a vaccine against everything right now.