Movietone, The Blossom Filled Streets (Drag City): Whisper-quiet Bristol combo Movietone reach glorious heights on their third album, defining a landscape of rainy streets in run-down seaside towns with the utmost of grace. It's appropriate that a particularly lovely song is called "1930's Beach House." Movietone's brittle by-the-sea lullabies ("Seagulls/Bass" is a literal titling of another) take place under a flat, grey sky, one that you know is going to come out ghostly white in any photograph. The Blossom Filled Streets is a collection of such snapshots, with blunted edges framing images of a distant moment in time, freezing a feeling in a permanent pose. — Anthony Carew

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