Label: Merge Records
Five years after their last release, Teenage Fanclub offer up more bittersweet power guitar pop from three distinct songwriting talents. The band is still refining its sound -- many of the songs on Shadows take woozy, orchestral detours that will please anyone with an affection for Love or forgotten acts like The Blades of Grass or modern indie bands like The Clientele. There is a consistency of vision, yet every tune is distinct. Highlights? This is Teenage Fanclub -- every number sounds like it belongs on the radio.