Spring is just around the corner and there’s no better album to bring you into the warmer, sunny months than Junk of the Heart. The alternative rock/indie band has created an album that is upbeat, Britpop goodness at its best. Take opening self-titled song, “Junk of the Heart” and its lyrics “I want to make you happy. I wanna make you feel alive.”

With the warm acoustic, catchy hooks; and soothing synth, The Kooks have made me one very happy camper indeed. This 12-track album was produced by LA-based, Tony Hoffer, whose past credits include Beck; Air; and Belle and Sebastian.

It’s a perfect mix of retro and modern sounds guaranteed to pick you up and whack a smile on your face, although listeners can expect slower tunes too (such as “Time About Earth” with soft violin).

The Kooks have sold over two million albums worldwide and while their third album may feel a little different (a bit more mature, and extra polished) to their past albums Inside In/Inside Out and Konk, it still has all the things you love about the four-piece band from Brighton, England.



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